This week my Works For Me Wednesday is what I have found to entice my 4 year old son to help with cleaning up his messes. He loves to get stuff out and play, but does not think he should clean it up.
I have started declaring a race to get him to clean up! I set the microwave timer (note: timer…not cook!) for 1 minute, and tell him, “ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GOOOOOO!” and he begins racing to either pick up his puzzle pieces or Hot Wheels cars, or whatever else I have asked him to clean up…and if he doesn’t finish…he does the most amazing thing…”AGAIN, MOMMY!” And we go again! Sometimes we even involve his 7 year old sister or Granddaddy (but usually Granddaddy just antagonizes him and creates a distraction…gotta love Granddaddys!)…it makes the race more interesting!
Well, that is WHAT WORKS FOR ME! Go on over to Rocks In My Dryer, and see more WFMW posts!