Sunday, April 18, 2010

Have The Kids Help. It Helps Them Too.

I have asked my 1st and 3rd grade daughters to help me since they were walking. Grocery shopping, cleaning the house, folding laundry, making meals.....etc. However they can help, even in the littlest way. They are not only helping me, but I am teaching them at the same time. Always in a fun way.

Tonight, I was making the girls lunch for school tomorrow (a HUGE time saver in the morning, BTW) and also needed to add some things to the grocery list. My 1st grader needed something to do while my 3rd grader was doing some homework. Perfect! She is plenty old enough to add a few things to the grocery list.

Kiki's milk
Daddy's milk

Great! I made lunches while she added to the grocery list. Nice job! (and yes, we buy about 3 different kinds of milk in our house.)

What did she learn while she was helping mama?

1. spelling
2. practiced her writing
3. thinking about what to add to the grocery list
4. organization

All that in about 5 to 8 minutes. I love teaching my kids!

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