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Children Doing Chores | It Helps Their Working Memory!

Laura Hastie

9th September 2022

Children who do chores such as looking after pets or other household tasks, may be improving their cognitive development.

Research has attempted to show that there is a relationship between working memory and participating in chores. A correlational study showed that even factors such as socioeconomic status can affect working memory.

“Our findings likely reflect that most chores require individuals to self-regulate, maintain attention, plan and switch between tasks, thereby supporting the development of executive function,” the team writes.

Explore this study further for a great positive implication of improving memory, working memory, and other cognitive functions.

Read: Doing More Chores is Linked to Improvements in Cognitions

Laura Hastie

Laura is an experienced A-Level Psychology teacher.

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