I always have J help me with the household chores. I want to encourage him that we ALL take care of the things given to us; it’s a team effort. So he helps with anything he is capable at that particular age. Yeah, things may take a little longer and might not be done exactly right, but it’s definitely worth it.
Putting away the clean dishes is one way he helps. He currently helps sort the utencils back in the drawer, forks with forks, spoons with spoons (I remove the knives of course). Then I place his sippy cups within his reach and he matches the correct size and color lid to each one so I can put them in the cabinet. At first he didn’t always match them correctly but not he’s a pro. It’s great practice especially since we have many different types of cups, all different colors and sizes. He really loves this and is disappointed if he notices I do it without his help.
Age attempted: We started this sometime around 16 months; he still does this now at 22 months
Try Again? Yes; as he gets older I set out more cups and lids at a time to increase the difficulty