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Home Rules

How you can help at home: Have your child come up with household rules and learn about the importance of rules.

By Miriam Myers , GreatSchools Staff

In this social studies activity your child comes up with rules for your household.

What you'll need:

  • Paper
  • Pen

Here's How to Do it

Rules are important aspects of a community. Discuss with your child different types of rules, such as classroom rules, rules of games she plays and laws in your community. Talk about why rules are important and what might happen if there were no rules. Discuss who makes different rules and who enforces them. Are there good rules and bad rules? What's the difference? Have your child come up with household rules such as locking the door when you leave the house and cleaning up after yourself. Have your child write down the rules. Talk about why these rules are important.