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Chores for kids…they’re great for fostering independence, promoting a sense of responsibility, and making kids feel like capable members of a household.
But what if we told you that chores for kids are also amazing for promoting all kinds of developmental skills? Yep, now you have more reason than ever to put those kiddos to work!
Promoting Developmental Skills With Chores for Kids
Chores for Improving Strength and Proprioception in Kids
Proprioception is the way joints and muscles send messages to the brain to help coordinate movement. Proprioception also allows us to regulate the force of our movements. As kids move against an opposing force, they strengthen their proprioceptive systems. This kind of movement is also great for all over strengthening.
Help kids improve proprioception and strength with chores that involve lifting, pulling, and movement against resistance:
-Taking out the garbage
-Washing the floor (squeezing out a mop or sponge, scrubbing the floor)
-Loading the washer and dryer with clothes
-Raking, shoveling, pulling weeds
-Taking sheets, blankets, and pillowcases off beds to be washed