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My recently turned 4 yo has become very interested in money and buying things with her own money. We started an allowance of $4 a week that is not tied to chores, she just gets it every week. However she is saving for a toy and wants to do jobs to earn extra money, which is fine with me. I'm just not sure what to have her do. I don't want it to be things like pick up toys or feed the cat, those are chores she is just expected to do as part of the household. I'm looking for things that she wouldn't normally be responsible for and particularly things that she could do on her own since I'm frequently sidelined to the couch with 1 month old DD2.<br>
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When my kids were that age they started putting the silverware away out of the dishwasher. Also dusting may be a good option.
 

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When my kids want jobs for money, I have them do things I wouldn't normally ask of them. Like they usually help me clean and keep the house picked up so I wouldn't pay them to do those things.<br><br>
My 8 year old started picking rocks out of the garden every spring for a penny a rock. He started when he was 5 I believe, but even my not quite 4 year old likes doing it. Pulling weeds is good too, even little hands can help out. I'm not sure how that would work out with a newborn though.
 

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My 4yo somtimes:<br><br>
- helps set the table<br>
- puts away his laundry<br>
- puts toys away<br>
- grabs the diaper/wipes when I'm changing little brother<br>
- washes silverware
 

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I've paid my ds to clean the microwave.
 

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I am currently employing my kids into helping doing some nesting... i.e they just cleaned my baseboards for me<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
They have family chores which they do not get paid for but are expected to do. Small things like take the trash or recycling bags out, use the sweeper on our floors, picking up toys and whatnot. So this gives them an opportunity to earn some money and actually save it which suprisingly they have been pretty good at.<br><br>
things they have done so far:<br><br>
remove cushions and use hand vac to clean sofa<br>
clean baseboards/molding<br>
water our gardens<br>
clean blinds (I removed them but they scrubbed away and hosed them down<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">)
 
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