Chores Around the Globe

Helping at home is a universal thing.  (However much my own kids wish it weren’t!)

Every family is different, and every child helps in their own way.  But, working together to keep our homes happy and healthy (aka: chores) is one important thing we all have in common.

Here are some of the things that One Globe Kids do to help at home:

One Globe Kids, stories from around the world, chores Valdo Haiti One Globe Kids, stories from around the world, chores Gabou Haiti
In Haiti, Valdo washes his own school uniform by hand, helps sweep the porch, and pounds spices for his mother. Gabou feeds the pig that they keep behind the house, helps wring out the laundry, and sweeps the dirt walkway in front of their house.
One Globe Kids, stories from around the world, chores Lucian New York One Globe Kids, stories from around the world, chores Lars Netherlands
In New York City, Luna makes signs for the doors when guests come over (“Please remove your shoes!”), while Lucian takes plastic bottles to the store to be recycled. Both Floor and Lars in The Netherlands help with grocery shopping and making dinner.

 

In Burundi, Jenissa helps feed and entertain her baby sister.

In Indonesia, Aji washes his dishes and moves his mattress from the living room to the bedroom after he wakes up.

Even if we don’t always feel like it, helping out is one giant, global common denominator.

And that makes me smile when I’m doing the wash, the dishes, the vacuuming.….  (Well, at least it makes me smile MOST of the time!)

Happy Chore-ing!

Stay Globe Smart, Anne Glick

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About Anne

Anne is a writer, photographer and mom to three young boys (one of whom still goes to school in colorful African shorts although he now lives in The Netherlands). She loves to travel and founded One Globe Kids to introduce her own children to the world one friend at a time.