Include your child in common chores. For example, start with, “It’s time to sweep! Can you hold the dustpan for me” Then, let them dump the dirt into the trash. Don’t be surprised when they ask you to hold the dustpan for them. Go back and forth. Taking turns is how they learn best and makes them feel included.
See what your child is learning
Not only is your child learning by copying you, but they’re also learning by doing. They’re also figuring out how things wor””that things get dirty and need to be cleaned up. More importantly, they’re learning to be helpful and considerate.