It’s a well-documented idea that your outside world reflects your inside world. So it’s no surprise that when your house is messy or the clutter starts to build up, your brain can feel the same way — not so good. On the flip side, when your home is clean and clutter-free (if such a home exists), your mind feels calmer and more at ease. Teaching children this truth at an early age can help them understand that cleaning is more than just some chore they’re being made to do — it actually benefits their well-being (and yours). And although we know that most of the time it’s easier (and faster and more thorough) to just take care of things yourself, it's also true that taking the time to nurture a love of cleaning in your child might just result in sparkling rooms and helping hands all around the house. It's worth a try!
To get you started on showing your kids the magic of cleaning, we’ve pulled together seven stories that talk about everything from giving things away that you no longer need or use, to the importance of working together to keep things neat and orderly, to the good feels that come from all your hard work. Before you grab that vacuum, sit down with your little ones and listen to a story or two. A little cleaning inspiration may be all you need to motivate tiny hands to help you.
Listening Time: 2 hours and 36 minutes
About the Author
A New England girl at heart, Suzanne hails from the Green Mountains of Vermont where she rides boards and bikes, climbs rocks, and runs trails with her two boys, husband, and pup, Jango. She can usually be found reading a book or writing (and rewriting) her first novel.