#TacticalTuesdays (Chores for Toddlers)


I'm so excited to be doing my first Tactical Tuesdays post which I am co-hosting with the lovely Vicky from The Tactical Mummy. Please head over to my Tactical Tuesdays page where you can find all the info you need to know to get involved. 

Recently Blake has started to wanting to "help" a lot around the home. This can sometimes be a good thing such as helping us put clothing in washing basket and sometimes not so good such as wanting to help with the dishwasher when sharp objects are around. 

When it comes to Blake "helping" we like to make sure we give him lots of praise and encouragement. As Blake is only just over 2 and half chores don't have to be done perfectly and Blake has a sense of pride and independence from helping us. The one thing I want from Blake doing chores is that we make it fun for him.

So here are a few age appropriate chores that Blake does: 

Putting away his toys
We are trying to get Blake into more of routine of helping us put away his toys and also encouraging him to have not all of toys out at once. We do have some toys that we have out most days and make sure that if they are kept out that they aren't just strewn across the floor. 

Dirty clothes in the wash basket
Such a simple chore to do and Blake is now getting into a routine of putting his clothes in the basket although this does sometimes lead to him putting clean clothing and random objects into the basket he is starting to slowly get better at it. 

Bringing items to us
Such as his shoes and coat when we are going out. We are also trying to get him to bring other things to us such as books and toys he wants to play with. He also sometimes get snacks out when he is hungry and brings them to us. 

Filling and emptying the washing machine
Another thing Blake loves to do is fill the washing machine, shut the door, open the draw for us to put the powder in and of course press the button to turn the machine on. Once the washing is done he also loves to help empty the machine. 

Brushing Teeth, washing hands etc
Blake loves cleaning his teeth we give his teeth a proper clean first and then let him have a go after. He also like's washing his hands although he does tend to get water all over the place. 

What chores does your little one help out with?

Tactical Tuesday at Joanna Victoria

You Might Also Like


  1. Love these! My only problem is that he tries to empty the dirty things out of the dishwasher as well. We are working on this one! #TacticalTuesdays

  2. It's so good to get children helping out with age appropriate chores. I'm a teacher and spend a lot of September teaching classroom routines and how to tidy up properly. I reap the rewards in July!

  3. My 2.5 year old daughter also wishes to help out when she's in the mood to. I let her "fold" laundry, which is just fun for me to watch. She unloads the utensils from the dishwasher, everything but the knives. And also pretends to vacuum with her minnie mouse vacuum whenever I vacuum. It's a good way to introduce her to the chore life. Lol. Looking forward to Tactical Tuesdays!

  4. I don't have children but I remember the chores I was given as a child and putting my dirty washing in the laundry basket was one of them. Was actually my favourite, because it was just over and done with in a few minutes, haha.

  5. I think that chores for toddlers is so key in allowing them to learn 'life skills' at a young age. Its good to make sure it is age appropriate like you said too x

  6. My little one is almost 3 and likes to help mummy with tidying, emptying the washing machine and helping with the cooking.

  7. I find they enjoy 'helping' so much at this age, I wonder when that fades...!

  8. I'm going to be honest I don't remember doing a lot of chores as a kid but I think it's great for the little ones to learn responsibility x

  9. Lots of good ideas. My little girl is obsessed with putting things in the bin! I'm not sure its very hygienic but it's one of her little ways of helping out. #tacticaltuesdays

  10. It's a nice start to make our kids help with chores little by little, it will also help establish his/her sense of responsibility.

  11. My just over 2 year old loves to clean!!! give her a wet wipe or a cloth and she would clean me if I stayed still for long enough!! She's quite good at wiping the table after a meal, so this is her little job. Kate www.fivelittlestars.com #tacticaltuesdays

  12. I have always encouraged my boys to help out and have varying degrees of success with them....but i try!;)

  13. I like to get them matching the socks - that job seems to take me forever. I try and get them to do lots of little jobs with varying degrees of success #TacticalTuesdays