Kids nowadays are usually clueless when it comes to doing simple chores at home. Either they grew up having a yaya all their lives, mom never lets them near any of the house appliances, or they’re always told to stay in their rooms when mom does the chores around the house.
For mommies, using home chores as a time for family bonding will not only help her finish her chores quickly, it will also teach the kids functional skill sets that they would need in the future when they’re already living by themselves. “Chore” may sound like a “bore” but if it’s fun and everyone gets to have a part, then it could become an entertaining family event. Kids usually like to help around the house more than the teenagers, so it’s best if you start them early.
Today, the technology of plug and play household cleaning appliances makes cleaning time faster and gives more idle time that can be translated to more bonding time with the family. A perfect activity would be doing the laundry. A lot of washing machines today are automatic; all you have to do is put in the laundry and press “start.”
One of the brands that brings convenience in its features is Midea. The brand has a washing machine with Dual Cleaning Motion that cleans clothes more thoroughly without the messy tangles, and a wash and dry cycle only costs no more than one peso.
Before you use the washing machine, make the kids help out in segregating the dirty clothes – whites, colored and delicate pieces. Teach them the importance of segregating the clothes. After the spin and dry, kids can help in folding and placing the clothes in hangers. You may also ask them which of the favorite clothes they want to wash. This will give them a sense of responsibility and pride since they own the item of clothing.
Rewards may also be part of the whole activity. Whoever gets to finish first, whoever gets the most neatly folded clothes or simply just finishing the chore all together may get a favorite ice cream treat or pizza for dinner.
While waiting for clothes from the washing machine, parents can enjoy other activities with their kids: playing a board game, helping them with arts and crafts, or watching movies together in the family room.
House chores can be a weekly enjoyable moment at home, with everyone on board. Not only do moms get to bond with their kids and teach them responsibility, they can actually get home cleaning done.
Midea, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of appliances, covers a complete range of products from electric kettles, washing machines, microwaves to large commercial air-conditioning systems. In partnership with Concepcion Industrial Corporation (CIC), Midea’s global strength in the appliance industry infused with CIC’s Integrity, Excellence and Total Customer Satisfaction give the world-class brand a better understanding of the Filipino’s needs.