For many, January is a month of fresh starts and renewed energy and commitment to a goal. Here at school, January is most certainly a time of renewed energy but also a time of digging deep into our routines and moving forward along the journey of learning, building responsibility and empowering independence.
One way we do that is by giving the children "jobs" and a shared responsibility in keeping our classrooms clean and safe. Not only do these types of responsibilities help children learn how to support the overall needs of a group or family, but there's also the added benefit that small children love to help! Take a look at the graphic below for ideas on age-appropriate jobs you can use to engage your children in helping out at home.