Even in the most spacious and comfortable of Flagstaff apartments, life can get hectic and busy when you have kids. Before you know it, the whole home may look like it just survived a disaster. Kids love to make a mess, but they are usually far less enthusiastic about cleaning that mess up. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can make cleaning up fun for them.
Try Kid-Sized Tools
Children are often intrigued by the adult sized cleaning tools, for example the broom and the mop. Purchase child sized versions of these tools — or fashion them yourself by cutting off some of the handle. This allows kids to really feel like they're participating and doing something very grown up. To motivate kids to learn about doing small repairs, you can even get them a personal child sized tool box or tool belt.
Make Cleaning Into A Timing Game
There is nothing kids tend to enjoy more than a challenge. Tell your children that you're challenging them to complete the cleaning in a certain time frame. For example, say that they have 10 minutes to pick up all the toys in the living room and then put them into their places. This is especially useful if you preface the challenge with something like "Well, I don't think it's possible to do it that fast, but you may prove me wrong." This will motivate the kids to meet the goal and impress you.
Act It Out
Kids typically love television, so they're very familiar with commercials. During the cleaning, ask them to perform the parts of actors in cleaning product commercials. This brings fun and a bit of silliness into an otherwise boring cleaning process.
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