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Little Excavator is such a cute book about being small. Little E, along with all of the big rigs, arrive at the work site to work for the day. There are so many jobs to do in order to get everything done. Little E tries so hard to work along side all of the big rigs, but he's just too small. They are all almost done with the project at the end of the day, but there is still one more job to do. There's a problem, though. Everyone is just too big for the last job - - - or are they?
This is a great book for all of those littles that you have at home. All little kids want to help, but a lot of the time they are just too small to do the jobs that need to be done. This is where we need to put our thinking caps on in order to teach our loved little ones that they are still important and can help out around the house.
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This is where chores come in. Our little ones can definitely help us out around the house, sometimes we just have to be creative. This is the time to teach them how to start doing things. If they can do little jobs now, they will be able to continue in their knowledge and ability in order to do bigger jobs later. Isn't this what education is all about? Starting with the basics and then building on that in order to learn more so that they will be able understand more in-depth concepts later.
Here are some basic chores that your littles should be able to do with a little teaching from you:
* Emptying small trashcans into the kitchen trashcan
* Folding washcloths
* Setting the table (be careful of knives!)
* Clearing the table (be careful of knives!)
* Get a snack for themselves
* Bring their dirty clothes to the laundry room
* Help you wash their clothes in the washer and dryer
* Putting away their own toys
* Making their bed
* Putting their shoes away
Do you see all that they would be able to do with a little help from you? Have them shadow you as you are doing your work around the home. Ask them to join in when you think that it is safe and appropriate. Maybe a job is too big for them. Can you break it up into smaller parts for them? For example, maybe they aren't able to set the entire table. They can, however, place the napkin under the fork. After they can accomplish that on their own, have them set the fork as well as the napkin and work up from there.
Read Little Excavator to your little ones at home and then talk with them about what jobs they can do!
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