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Cleaning Rooms with the Buddy System
Posted By Smockity Frocks On May 11, 2010 @ 8:41 pm In Family,Parenting,Works For Me Wednesday | 5 Comments
I have posted before about using the buddy system with our 7 children. (See those posts below.)
I would like to tell you how we recently used the buddy system for cleaning rooms.
Since we have three little girls in one small bedroom, it gets quite messy in there in a hurry! Earlier this week, I had those three girls line up in front of me and asked the three oldest kids to choose one little girl to stand behind. I told them those would be their room cleaning buddies for the day.
I then announced that there would be three choices for what to clean up with their buddies.
Each buddy team chose what they would pick up and put in the proper places. I offered a chocolate kiss to each team who worked cheerfully and thoroughly, and then I set the timer.
When the timer beeped I inspected their work and passed out kisses. (both kinds)
This worked very well since the little ones can’t be trusted to pick up and put away without help and supervision. With the buddy system at work, the big kids could encourage, help, and instruct so that everything got put away without Mom having to do it.
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