Little hands, little helpers!by Michael Francis on 02/19/17
Home projects can sometimes be daunting. This is even truer when you have little ones running around. These are also great times to get them involved! If you are painting, hand them a paintbrush (make sure your floor is well protected). Doing some demo? Give them a pair of safety glasses, some closed toe shoes, and a hammer and let them bang it out with you (keep them away from power tools). Working in the garden? Give them a pair of gloves and let them play in the dirt with you.
This is also a great time to talk to them about tool safety and what they can and cannot touch…and why.
Having our little ones work with us on these projects helps them feel included and gives them a sense of pride. It also teaches them that a little hard work is never a bad thing.