Kids love to be helpers. Next time you're working in the kitchen or doing chores around the house, get your child involved. Give them a task that is manageable, one step at a time, and help them learn to be more self-sufficient and responsible in the process. My kids help by bringing me things that I need, measuring spoonfuls of ingredients, sorting laundry by color, and folding napkins into squares, rectangles, and triangles. There are learning opportunities all around -- we just have to find them!