Kate from StyleSmaller is taking over the blog today while I’m on a brief maternity break!
I’m excited to be writing for A Girl Named PJ, especially because if you’re reading this, it means that PJ has her brand new baby boy, and she’s enjoying some quality bonding time with him.
My name is Kate, and I write a blog called StyleSmaller. I have two little girls, ages 2 & 5, who are full of imagination, mischief, and FUN. They’re also messy. I would love to say that they always remember to pick up their toys after themselves, but that would be a straight lie. They go from one project to another and another faster than I can handle on my own.
My goal is for them to take ownership of their responsibilities. I’ve sketched a basic printable chore chart that we’ve found to be very useful in our home. We hang a new one every week, use checkmarks or stickers to be sure they are on task daily, and when they fill the sheet, they are rewarded! Simple as that.
I like to give them the amount of pennies for their piggy bank that matches the number of chores they did that week. It’s good for basic counting skills, and children just enjoy seeing results from their hard work.
I find that my children are far more capable than I generally credit them to be, and the way they take initiative with their chore charts is proving that again and again.
SO! Print away. Print weekly. Print as the needs arise. Print your heart out. This printable chore chart is yours for the taking.
PS – Tackle your own daily self-care habits by printing this free weekly self-care checklist.