Help your kids beat the clock with this self guided checklist for cleaning their rooms. Let them set the timer or you set it for them. This checklist helps them take ownership and makes it fun, too. Breaking down steps into manageable bites for children often helps them much more than being told "Go clean your room!"
Giving them the tools to do the job in a way that is not overwhelming helps them learn determination, perseverance, and goal setting. Giving them a time limit creates a sense of fun and competition that some children thrive on. It can be a personal best or they can race against their sibling. It also is a great tool to use as a parent for giving them a sense of accomplishment and pride.