Children in elementary school (ages 7, 8, 9 and 10) are old enough to help care for their younger siblings with adult supervision. For example, a 7-year-old girl can keep her baby sister occupied while Mom and Dad tend to things around the home.
Other chores elementary school–aged children can tackle:
- Helping with laundry
- Helping to prepare dinner
- Setting the table
- Loading the dishwasher
- Drying dishes
- Helping to clean the backyard with an older brother or sister