Get kids involved around the home

While you’re getting things done around the home you can encourage your child to get involved in learning.

Your child will develop links between information and experiences as they give things a go for themselves.

  • Talk to your child about what needs to be done and why, and make a list together to decide when they will be done (today, this afternoon, tomorrow).
  • Discuss how you will do each chore and invite your child to help you in reassembling or repairing things.
  • Caring for pets is also a great way for children to learn about a range of topics. Talk to your child about what needs to be done to care for the pet, such as giving it food, water and shelter.
  • You can also discuss the size, colour and features of their pet and compare these with other animals.

Image Children pat a pet chicken, learning about different animals while learning how to care for them

Published — 01 September 2016 Last updated — 04 November 2016

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