Spring Cleaning Tips from PBS KIDS

Well, it’s that time of the year again–spring cleaning time. Teaching kids how to help with household chores gives children a sense responsibility and teaches practical life skills. Using these helpful resources from PBS KIDS also provides your children with an opportunity to work on academic learning as well.

Parents and caregivers can read this article titled, “Encouraging Your Child to Become a ‘Helper’.”

If you are unsure where to start, check out this printable checklist with chore ideas broken up by age range, and try this activity that shows kids the power of teamwork to tackle chores

From learning letters through your lunch menu to finding math in everyday places around the kitchen, cooking and cleaning with kids can teach skills in literacy, spatial reasoning, and more.

Use some tunes to motivate your children and to make clean up time a game. Be sure Daniel Tiger’s Clean Up, Pick Up song–featured in the above video–is on your cleaning playlist.

Since 1994, PBS KIDS has worked alongside teachers, parents, and caregivers to empower children for success in school and life.