My oldest DS is capable of doing many things (and he gets an allowance) while my youngest DD (who is turning 4 next week) will pick up her toys, throw away her garbage, put her dishes in the sink, and since she knows her colors I could probably have her sort laundry (I did it at a VERY young age). DD needs constant direction and prompting to do anything, though she is a good helper. DS and I tend to my garden once in a while, otherwise I do stuff myself (since I like it done a certain way).
My 2 year old helps me stat & switch over laundry by handing me each piece of clothing to put into the washer, and me handing him the clothes for the dryer, and then he takes the clothes from the dryer to put into a basket. When I do the dishes, he's right there with me and hands me dishes to wash. He helps put his toys away during clean up time, puts trash in the trash can, plastic dishes in the sink, feeds and waters his dog....He helps all day long, but I wouldn't list anything as chores, it's just what we do during the day.
We don't do set chores but she helps me water the garden and feed the dogs and make the coffee in the morning (she loves getting the creamer from the fridge) and she sets the table (not very well... but I'd rather have not very well than not at all), she is also expected to put her toys away after she plays with them - but I don't consider that to be a chore.
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