Doing the Dishes

Toddler Pre-Schooler Cleaning Up

When you have a sink full of dishes, turn the chore into something fun. As you scrub, ask your child to talk about the shapes of each dish. “What else is round like this bowl?” Have a conversation around their response. Remember, there are no wrong answers!

See what your child is learning

Every back and forth conversation you have builds your child’s brain. Try and build on what they’re saying, using their response to inspire the next question. This helps grow their communication skills.

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