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How to Get Kids to Help Out During Cleanup February 23, 2018

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How to Get Kids to Help Out During Cleanup, Cortlandt, New York

Getting your kids to participate productively in cleanup time can be a challenge. But it’s important to make sure that children learn to pitch in when it’s time to complete a less-than-fun task and take responsibility seriously at an early age. The experienced child care professionals at A Rising Star Children’s Center in Cortlandt Manor, NY, and the surrounding areas have been providing a fun and educational environment for kids for over 13 years. They share some helpful tips for getting your little ones to help out during cleanup. 

3 Child Care Tips to Ensure Kids Help Out 

1. Use a Cleanup Song

A popular method employed by child care providers, singing while you work will make any task more enjoyable. Pick a song about cleaning up that the kids can follow while putting away toys, clearing away art projects, and doing the family’s dishes. When you start singing your cleanup song, the kids will know that it’s time to pitch in before the tune is over. 

2. Assign Tasks

Child CareInstead of expecting children to tidy and clean as you wish them to, assign specific tasks to each child. One person puts away the blocks, another wipes off the table, and someone else clears away the crayons. This way, each kid is occupied and given direction, rather than bickering between themselves or feeling lost about where to begin. 

3. Offer Praise

Child care providers know that offering praise works far better than using threats. Instead of telling kids they can’t do or have something if they don’t help, offer compliments when they participate. Remark on how they organized the markers or how well they dried the dishes, and they’ll be happier to lend their assistance again next time.

Are you looking for a child care center that teaches your kids about responsibility in a fun and positive environment? A Rising Star Children’s Center promotes learning and development to help kids become the best they can be. They offer before & after school programs, infant & toddler care, and preschool. Visit their website to learn more about them and what sets them apart, and call (914) 788-4582 to speak with a representative. 

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