I’m always amazed at how quickly my kids can manage to take every single toy out of its proper place and string it around the room. I’ve racked my brain at how I can get them to pitch in and keep it clean. It’s quite difficult for a 6 year old and 3 year old to manage that. Joshua gets really overwhelmed at just the sight of it and Emma Grace, well, she has better things to do. These are a few tips I have found that works:
1. Give them one specific thing to do like pick up all the legos. This gives them an end in sight!
3. After they have picked up that one specific thing, give them another job.
I still feel like I pick up most of the toys but for me the goal is not necessarily that they pick up everything but that they are pitching in and helping. These are a few things I have done. If you have other ideas, please share them with me!