My favorite books and supplies to start our preschool year!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Laundry

Laundry is a simple chore that I’ve found my kids love to help with.

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  • Read "Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash" by Sarah Weeks
  • Let the kids help you do a load of laundry
    1. Let them turn the dials and push the buttons to start the water
    2. They can help sort clothes into lights & darks. Or go ahead and sort them into red, orange, yellow, blue, brown and white piles.

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  • Clothesline
    1. If you have a clothesline, let the kids help hang up the wash with clothespins.
    2. If not, you can make a simple clothesline (hang a line between two chairs) and hang up the wash (or even a few clean shirts from the drawer) with clothespins.
    3. TIP: if the pinchy clothespins are too hard to work, try using the old-fashioned kind that you just push down. I’ve heard the dollar store has these.
  • Match socks after a load of laundry
    1. Hide the socks around the room and let them find each pair.
    2. Or simply mix them all in a pile, sort through, and match the pairs!
  • Help the kids learn how to fold laundry ... we were really surprised that our 3-year-old wanted to learn how to fold and he was great at it! It just takes a little extra patience Smile
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  • Trace & Color Pages … from Making Learning Fun
  • I love this idea for a Clank Can to re-tell the story. Click HERE for printables and directions. Or use the printables and clip them onto a clotheslines as you read.

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2 comments:

  1. What a great post! The book looks just adorable and I love your suggestions. I just posted yesterday about chores for Toddlers. I'll have to check out this book.

    Thanks!
    Jen

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