“The laundry curriculum”

My post about “The laundry curriculum” is up at TheHomeschoolMom.com blog.

Excerpt: When my children were small, I was a SAHHM (“stay-at-home”-homeschooling-mom),  and laundry responsibilities were a natural part of our “curriculum.” This was because I intended for my children’s education to include equipping them with basic life skills, like self-care, financial responsibility, and household maintenance.

My daughters began taking responsibility for their laundry when they were quite little. I guided them through putting clothes in the washer, and I would haul the heavy basket of wet clothes up the basement steps so we could hang them to dry on the big clothesline out back.

Taking a cue from Mary Poppins, I “found an element of fun” in this otherwise possibly tedious chore.

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