List Of Household Chores For My Toddler

Introducing household chores to your young ones at an early stage will benefit both of you. They can learn responsibility, life skills that will surely be useful for them in the future, at such a young age. It is also a great bonding with you and your kids.


Household chores for toddlers


I list some of the household chores that my 2-year-old toddler helps me out. Maybe you could do this also with your kids.


1. Cleaning toys


You can start introducing household chores to them with cleaning and organizing their toys. I will be honest with you. It's not all the time that my son helps me in cleaning his toys and things. There are times that he is very lazy doing it. So what I do is to make it more fun with him by making it into a game. I always challenge him that whoever put things first into the right place wins. With or without a prize, he is so excited about it every time I challenge him like that.


Cleaning toddlers toys


2. Putting newly folded clothes in the closet


Nathan, my son, really enjoys and loves helping me in many things, including as simple as putting clothes in the cabinet. He knows who owns each of the clothes and knows where to put them. I am also teaching him how to fold shirts. Of course, he's not getting it right, but it's worth my time to teach him these kinds of things. He also loves helping Daddy do the our laundry!


toddlers doing laundry



3. Washing the dishes


Washing the dishes is one of Nathan's most favorite household chores. As soon as he sees me starting to wash the dishes, he rushes towards me, carrying his small chair (for him to reach the sink), while saying "I'm gonna help mommy wash the dishes!". I let him wash his utensils, plates, and cup. But don't worry, I always clean the dishes again. So I will be honest once again, it's not fun for me, haha! Washing the dishes is my most hated housework, and Nathan makes me do it much longer. But letting him help me will show him that he will also have the responsibility of doing it in the future!


4. Cooking Preparations


Yes! Nathan also loves helping me to cook our food, but only for the cooking preparation; like applying breading to the chicken, washing the rice before cooking, and making his favorite, the "Mommy Special Toast"! He named that toast himself. It's just a simple cheesy toast, which I will upload on YouTube very soon. I'll update this blog when I finish editing it to insert the link on our YouTube Channel. Cooking is also one of the best activities for parents and children. They can learn beneficial things while cooking, like being patient and grateful.


Toddlers cooking


5. Setting up the table before every meal


All of our plates and bowls are plastic. That's why it's okay for Nathan to help with this work, except for the cups and mugs. Before he knew how to do this, we always set up the table while he's watching, because of that, he knows where to put things right. While Nathan places plates and utensils, he usually says this "This is for mommy, and this is for Daddy, and this is for Tita Maia, and this is for Tito Mikey". We all have our places in the dining table, so it's funny that he knows even that. When I sit in Daddy's chair, he always says, "Mommy, that's not your spot, that's Daddy's!"



It's not all the time that Nathan helps me with these kinds of things. There are times, like other kids, he only wants to play with his toys. There are times (a lot of times!) that he messes things up again right after I clean or organize them. But it's okay, don't rush them to do these things right away, or don't expect them to do it at once. They're just toddlers, and they are just starting to explore the things around them. The important part is that you are there, guiding them all the way, and being a role model to them. 


What about you? What are the household chores that your kids love to help you out with? Share them in the comment section below!

30 Comments

  1. Ang sipag naman ni nathan kabata palang ���� Nawa'y lumaki kang mabuting bata nathan, Godbless ������

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  2. Great job,Nathan.Bata pa lang marunong na sya sa mga gawaing bahay.Nakakatuwa yung ganito ang anak mo.

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  3. You put smile on my face while reading. I could see that you are being such a responsible mom in raising your kid. i totally agree with you, training our kids at their young age will help them become responsible adults when when they grow up!!!

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  4. We have the same #1 chore for our toddlers staying at hoome. Since most of my pamangkins have many toys on hand, they are required to tidy up after play, otherwise they know the sanction, toys will be kept for days.

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  5. I find it a good habit to start teaching the young ones to be responsible because it comes naturally to them or second nature as they get older. I'm definitely gonna do this when we have kids.

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  6. Wow, nauutusan na. Nakakatuwa! I also have a toddler but he has GDD so we’re taking things a step at a time. I am excited for the day when we can finally have this bonding activity.

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  7. It is never too early to start familiarizing children with chores - it's not just a form of exercise but I remember from nursing school that it also help develop independence. Number 1 is actually how we got started with my nephew.

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  8. aww...ang cute that your baby is already breading the chicken! I wouldn't trust my boys to return the folded clothes in the cabinet, haha!

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  9. Honestly, my mom didthis to us when we were young and this is �� helpful into making a responsible person.

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  10. This is honestly 💯 effective as me and my sisters were thought at our very young age. Now, we are pretty much responsible and neat freak like our mom

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  11. start them young ika nga! pinagapagawa ko din ito kay coco, except wash the dishes. pero I ask him to put his dirty clothes in the hamper, or refill water bottles. and i notice him as well doing some chores that i didnt ask him to do once in a while.

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  12. Awwww. This is super cuuute. I remember doing a lot o chore growing up and it has really shaped me to know how to look out for myself. These are basic life skills that every person should know so that they can someday live independently.

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  13. That’s a good start. At an early age, your child do already know how to take responsibility. Such a good way of parenting!

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  14. Aww so cute that those little hands are very helpful in house chores! I remember my early house chores, it's always in the kitchen where I help out mixing and sometimes slicing veggies hehe.

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  15. Wow these activities are making your baby so busy! As he grows, he will learn to give love, great value, and respect to household chores and everything inside your house. You are an amazing Momma!

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  16. my lil miss helps me in folding newly washed clothes.. sa cooking need pa pilitin wala syang interes :)

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  17. my lil miss helps me in folding newly washed clothes.. sa cooking need pa pilitin wala syang interes :)

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  18. nakakaaliw sya talaga tingnan. you're doing great, mamshie. and Nathan is doing great, too and growing up happy:-)

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  19. Wow thank you po for tips momshie,hinihikayat ko na din tumulong sa akin mga kids ko like pag aarange ng hangers, pagliligpit ng bed sa morning, tapos pag magluluto ako ng egg gusto nila sila mag beat, marami pa po, sinasanay ko lang po sila para pag malaki na marunong sa responsibility

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  20. I feel like cleaning up the toys will be their most favorite! It's like playing while doing chores! ��

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  21. Teach them young talaga, so madadala nila yan habang lumalaki and ma bibuild yung sense of responsibility sa mga bagay. I see my self also na ganyan ako nung bata ako hindi naman sa pag aano, kayo ang sipag ko hanggang ngayon haha.

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  22. Good job for teaching him early! I’m sure he will appreciate it when the time comes. :)

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  23. Such an awesome childhood for Nathan! Since I have been reading your blog for a few months now, I was able to tell your baby's name. Hahahaha! So amazing to see him grow up virtually.

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  24. Nathan is doing a good example of a future leader and a humble son. Sa panahon ngayon, bibihira nalang mga bata ang naeenggayo gumawa ng household chores. It's great to see that you were able to get theor focus out of online games or gadgets.

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  25. Ang cute! My 2-year-old also helps me on some chores. Sya na ang nagliligpit ng toys nya (basically because takot syang magapangan ng ipis yung mga laruan nya haha) and she seems to enjoy prepping the food and kitchen stuff, too. Hays sana hanggang paglaki marunong sila sa bahay!

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  26. Good job Nathan! Ang sipag naman na bata sana magtuloy-tuloy hanggang sa paglaki. Nakakamiss tuloy ang may bata sa bahay.

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  27. Soooo cute! Funny how he loves washing the dishes. I used to like it when I was still a kid, maybe around his age. Because I like the bubbles it create. But now, it's my most hated chore too!

    This is a good practice for kids. :)

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  28. My kids also has chores on their own. Feeling ko nga ang bilis na nila lumaki kasi hindi na sila masyadong alagain at may mga kusa na din sila. Pero it makes them more responsible ika nga.

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  29. Great list, ang dami na pala pwede ipagawa sa kanila at that age. Si Caleb, taga-ligpit lang muna kalat niya and wipe ng table.

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  30. Very good naman si Nathan! Ganyan din pala ang gagawin ko paglaki laki pa ng konti ng anak ko mommy! Next naman mommy pede ba magrequest? Top values naman na dapat ituro for toddlers/kids. Would really love to read your blog about that. Thanm you! ❤️

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