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02/28/2019



A Lesson in Chores

While nobody enjoys chores, they can teach children about responsibility. However, chores can also provide lessons which help with their study. The Tutoring Center, Sandestin has prepared a post on the topic, below.

Managing Competing Priorities

Each time that you plan for a big cleaning event, you create a plan with a corresponding list. Instead of your children seeing this for the first time as they are being delegated tasks, include them in the process and help them learn an important lesson about time-management.
  • When you begin to create your list, share any techniques you use to ensure you don’t forget any tasks or items.
  • As you prioritize, explain why you are making your decisions as you rearrange each task in order of importance.
  • While you are estimating how long it will take to complete each task, vocalize your thought pattern so your children can learn that you include aspects like preparation time and resources required for the task.
  • Once you are ready to put it all together into your plan, include your children and enlist their help, listening to their ideas and sharing the reasoning behind your decisions.
This exercise is great for two reasons. The first is that your child will get a hands-on lesson in time management, the benefits of which will be shown at the end of the day. And the second is that it provides students with a framework to utilize when managing their own competing study priorities.

Measuring Rewards

If your children need a little enticement to get on board in the form of small rewards, then you can use this as a platform to teach them a lesson. Ask your children to choose a range of three reasonable rewards, like a set number of rides to and from the mall, a ticket to the movies, or even choosing a dessert for a week are great. Once you have this, assign an amount of space which needs to be cleaned to each reward. For example, in order for your child to choose a dessert for a week, they need to clean 20 square feet of space. The lesson included with this exercise is that students need to use a range of methods to calculate the space they cleaned, which can include the floor, walls, ceiling, or even inside the closet. Areas like inside a closet are great because calculating the space inside can often present a challenge.

All Students Can Benefit from Tutoring in Sandestin

Keep these items in mind when approaching your next cleaning day and consider other ways you can help your children learn during their chores. If you think that your children could benefit from more assistance to help raise their grades or overcome a particular learning challenge, tutoring in Sandestin can help. Book your free initial diagnostic assessment at The Tutoring Center, Sandestin by calling (850) 424-7935 and find out how one-to-one tutoring in Sandestin can work for you.

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