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02/28/2019
Every parent knows that chores are an important lesson in responsibility. However, not all parents know that chores can be educational and help your child with their classes.

Whether it’s your spring clean or you just like to keep your home tidy all year round, there’s a good chance that you enlist your children’s help, often begrudgingly, to complete the task.

Lessons in Cleaning

If this sounds familiar, below is a post from The Tutoring Center, Aberdeen NJ about how you can make cleaning an educational opportunity and keep your child's brain active during the task.

The Best Place to Start

If you have a lot to get done then it’s likely that you have a list. This time around, instead of your children seeing it for the first time when you are delegating out each task, include them in the process and give them a valuable time-management lesson.
  • Teach them the tips and techniques you use to prepare your list and ensure that you don’t forget important items.
  • As you prioritize your list, share with them your thoughts behind your decisions during the process.
  • When you are calculating the time it will take for each task, vocalize your thoughts so that your child can learn about what you consider, such as preparation time and resources.
  • When you are ready to put it all together, enlist your children’s help or, at the least, instruct them on the methods you use to get the most cleaning out of the time you have available.
Not only is this a great practical lesson for children to learn, but it also provides your students with a framework they can utilize when they come up against their own competing priorities at school.

Spatial Awareness and Basic Measurements

If your children aren’t yet in the position to manage a study schedule and are instead learning the basics, such as spatial awareness, moving furniture as you clean can provide a great lesson. Instead of simply moving large furniture items a small amount so that you can clean around and under them, have your children measure each item and find a suitable space in the room to move it to while you clean. As you do this, even if you are sure that your child’s measurements are incorrect, help them move the furniture item anyway so they can visualize where they went wrong and improve the next time. Once they are confident with this task, remove the step of measurements and have them perform the task relying solely on sight, to help boost their visual-spatial awareness. If your child is struggling with an entire subject or just a select number of lessons, The Tutoring Center, Aberdeen NJ can help. Call (732) 705-3636 and book your free initial diagnostic assessment during which you can learn about how tutoring near Aberdeen NJ can improve your child’s grades.

More on Measurements

If your children are learning middle-level measurements and calculations regarding space and volume, your reward system can be a great platform to teach a lesson. Ask your children to list three rewards they would like for their work cleaning that afternoon. Be mindful that these should only be small rewards and not large bribes, otherwise you will be teaching them the wrong lesson. When you have the rewards, assign them an amount of space which needs to be cleaned in order for the reward to be achieved. As an example, if your child would like a ride to and from the mall for the next two weekends then they need to clean 20 square feet of space. When talking about the rewards and space to be cleaned, remind them that they don’t need to only include the floor. As an example, if they clean the walls or their closet, and are able to correctly calculate the space they cleaned, then this can be included in the total. This can work as a great motivator to not only end up with a clean house but also for your children to practice their calculations.

One-To-One Tutoring near Aberdeen, NJ

Of course, these aren’t the only ways to include learning in your cleaning, but they give you a good idea on how to approach the task and how you can find small ways to include lessons. If your child needs a bit more help than this can provide or if their report card suggested additional learning, one-to-one tutoring near Aberdeen, NJ can help. Find out more during your free initial diagnostic assessment at The Tutoring Center, Aberdeen NJ. Call (732) 705-3636 to book yours today!

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