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.