Chores for children can create a learning experience

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Macquarie University’s Institute of Early Childhood Yeshe Colliver said his work with four-year-olds found they were interested in what adults were doing and parents could incorporate that into learning.

He said children learnt how the world worked by watching and copying people around them. Encouraging children to take part in everyday activities could improve their learning outcomes.

The Raising Children’s Network agrees, saying encouraging children to do chores could also help make them feel competent and responsible, and could help build family relationships.

Period13 Mar 2017

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