One of the first few challenges of becoming a parent is teaching kids how to make their beds. It’s just like teaching them a lot of things in life, but it always starts on learning how to fix their beds after sleeping on it.
Basically, you have to make sure that you instill in your kids the importance of fixing their beds before getting up for school or for play time. Doing this will also be a good transition to soon introduce them to more complicated home chores.
Furthermore, here are a few tips you should know in teaching kids to make their best adjustable bed and how you can make it creative and exciting for them too!
Teaching Children to Make and Fix Her Bed
While you are instructing your kid the importance of making and fixing her bed, it is also important that you make this activity with them an exciting one— one that makes them look forward to doing it.
Basically, it is hard to instruct children but if you make it something fun for them to do then they would enjoy doing it more often even without you telling them.
To start with…
Show them first
Kids learn by example, that’s why you always have to take the lead. You show them how it is properly done and make them follow you every step of the way. If they find something confusing, then make sure you follow it up on them.
Turn it into a game
Kids love playing games. You can turn this home chore into an exciting game for them to enjoy. Have your kids stand across the bed from you and copy your movements, or tell them what to do, step by step. Transforming bed making into a game will turn what may seem like a chore to a special, fun time with the whole family.
Start while they’re young
Always remember, it is always better to teach them while they are young. For young children, it is easier to leave out the flat sheet. A fun printed blanket your child loves and wants to see so it is easier to get them to be excited about straightening it out. Use sheet grippers to keep young children’s sheets on the bed so you don’t have to fix them every morning.