Giving kids the chance to help out at home is an important way for them to develop confidence in their skills, and to boost their self esteem. There are many fun ways that kids can help out around the house, from gardening, to cleaning, to helping to prepare family meals.

With my boys, I often assign them simple household tasks appropriate to their age. With some praise for a job well done, they are always keen to help out and often ask to do more! The children know the value of helping out, and that when everyone pitches in together the work will be finished quicker – giving us more time to enjoy and play together.

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As they grow older, the amount of tasks that they can successfully complete grows, but even from a young age children can learn to tidy up after themselves or complete simple tasks like sorting and carrying laundry, or make some simple crafts and diy projects to brighten up the garden – to help them feel more pride in their environment.

And when they are young, they can always role play the DIY too to get them into the right habits for when they are bigger!

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Competition

Topps Tiles have just begun their search to find the UK’s best DIY little helper, and are on the hunt for pictures of little one’s helping around the house – for example, doing a spot of gardening, assisting with painting or trying their hand at some baking.

The winning entrant will win a family day out worth up to £200!

Read the full details and find out how to enter over on the Topps Tiles blog

Entries must be in by 27th July. Check the full terms and conditions via the link above. Good luck!

In collaboration with Topps Tiles