Ever since I was
But, while the messes have grown, so have Emily and Drew's ability, willingness, and enthusiasm for cleaning up and putting away their toys. Certainly, daycare has helped since they practice putting away their toys there.
We also use a song we learned at Kindermusik to signal to them when it's time to put the toys away. The lyrics are rather complicated, so let me share them with you here:
It's time to put the toys away.
(Repeat as many times as it takes until all the toys are away or until you just can't stand it anymore).
Last line: It's time to put them a-way.
I tried to find a video of the song on YouTube, but wasn't successful. I did find lots of other examples of clean-up songs, though, in case you are looking for one to use with your
Here are my cuties cleaning away this morning.
So what song does Mommy play when she needs to get pumped up for cleaning? Well, I don't have just one. Usually I crank up a country music station and sing really loud when a good song comes on. Here's an oldie but a goodie that gets my cleaning groove on...
Tips for getting your little ones involved in household chores? Ideas for songs that help make cleaning just a little easier? Leave a comment and then click on over and check out Julia and Ginger. I promise it will be more fun than dusting or laundry :-)