Younger kids seem to love helping out. They get such a feeling of accomplishment from doing "mommy/grown up" things.
T is almost 5 and M is 2. They pick up their toys and books and are learning to make their beds w/out as much help (T helps M). They also clean up their plates after meals. They also love to try to help w/ the laundry and sweeping. They do basic things that just help out ya know. They think it's great and it teaches them responsibility.
Laura, 26 y/o SAHM to three little girls...Teryn- 6, Marley- 3, and Emma 18mos.