Letting Toddlers Lend a Hand

As soon as my son, Hunter, was able to walk he began imitating me doing chores. If I was sweeping he would cry and cry until it was his turn to use the broom.
I soon realised that I could shorten the handle on the Swiffer sweeper so it was just the right size for him and he would follow me with the Swiffer until the floors
were sparkling!! After our sweeping routine was strongly established we moved onto other chores. He will stand beside the dishwasher and hand the dishes
to me to put away (after I have removed all sharp knives). He happily climbs onto a chair beside me at the kitchen sink and washes dishes. Although my friend pointed out that once they become good at dish washing they are no longer are interested!