I am so impressed with my boys! Today was their day to help with the laundry. They've gotten pretty good at it. My older ds can do the whole thing himself! He knows how to sort the clothes, how much soap to put in the washer, and where and how to set the dials. He also knows how the dryer works. And the best part is that he feels so accomplished knowing how to do it all himself, I rarely have to encourage him to do it. Now if I could only convince him that folding his clothes is cool too.