This is my favorite part of the book. It gives a list of things a child can do, beginning at age 3, such as putting away their shoes or feeding the dog. The wonderful thing about the lists is that they are unique, there is no repetition from earlier lists. For my nine year old guy, he is being challenged to be able to make simple meals, such as Mac and Cheese, clean out the car, neatly fold his clothes (lots of growing to do here!! 😉 and string his own fishing line. Great ideas for learning projects.
You would think the kids would moan about these “learning projects”…(I’ve got to think of a better name!! Ha!!) but they actually are excited to be independent, challenged and have some grown-up responsibilities. The older they get, they become more of a help! But more importantly, they are going to know how to do many things they need to know as they go off into life.
The book is on Amazon for $15.00 used. Here is the link: What Every Child Should Know Along the Way by Gail Martin.
We tell our kids, if we all work together, mom and dad will have more time to play with them. They like that motivation!
I hope this blesses your family,
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