Audrey and Maurene both love to help with the dishes. Audrey has been helping me unload for quite some time. She recently started helping with the loading process and was so proud of herself. I made sure to rinse the dishes well:
|Bottom rack, sorting by Audrey.|
|Top rack, more mom help.|
As you can tell she is not the most efficient at placement but she sure enjoyed helping. Maurene is still at the unloading stage. She likes to pull the flatwear out and hand it to me to put in the drawer. She has come a long way from when she started becoming interested in the dishwasher:
|Balancing by Maurene.|
Having your children help with dishes is a great place for them to start in the kitchen. If you do not have a dishwasher then the easiest way for them to help is by letting them wash a few non-breakable dishes in the sink while you dry and put away. My girls still love to help and they have been doing it for a long time.