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Early Literacy Tip—October 2018

Give Children Chores

Giving children household chores at an early age is a reliable indicator of future well-being and success.  Children who help with dishes, yard work, cleaning, cooking, and other regular tasks:

*feel needed and connected to their families

*build mastery and skills necessary for independence

*learn caring and empathy for others

Children who identify as “helpers” become happy and productive members of their schools, libraries, community centers, and work places.