Games for children that involve clothes washing:
Or as adults call this game... dusting!
Small children will love dusting with you.
Older children can join in too and reach the hard to reach places.
Top tip: remove any fragile ornaments before you let your little ones loose with a duster.
Children love to copy what you are doing.
They can join in with all types of cleaning and household chores:
Watch the BBC’s Tiny Happy People clip of a toddler enjoying cooking with her mum.
A lot of kids don't like going to bed, never mind tidying up beforehand.
Watch what happens when you add music to the mix. It's a great motivator that's often used in childcare settings.
My son’s nursery plays the Mission Impossible theme tune to get the children involved. Try it to your whole family's favourite tune.
Whatever you are doing, including your children can make things a bit easier, even if it's just for a short moment while you cook the family a meal.