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10 mins
A cloth or duster

Housework might not be fun for you, but it can be for your toddler. At 18 months, some children love the idea of cooking and cleaning – they’re being just like mummy and daddy!

Encourage them to help you by giving them a cloth so they can copy your actions as you clean. If you’re cooking in the kitchen, you could give them a pot and wooden spoon to play with, or even help them to stir some ingredients in a bowl. Just make sure it’s nothing too hot.

It’s a game that lets them practice their co-ordination and learn new skills. You never know, they might prove a real helping hand!

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