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Between mothering and working (wait, aren’t those the same things?) we know you have your hands full, mama. The good news is, you’ve got an extra set of little helping hands right under the same roof. Children as young as 14 months can begin taking on certain chores, and it’s not just about keeping things neat and tidy. Kids feel a big sense of pride when they contribute to the household, resulting in a confidence boost and independent thinking.
Chore charts can be an effective visual reminder for kids to complete their own tasks and follow routines. From colorful, free printables to tailored to-do lists, there is no shortage of solutions out there. We’ve combed through them to bring you our current favorites for kids of all ages. And if you’re not sure what to stick on those to-dos, check out this list of by-age chores from a Montessori expert.