A life time ago, before I had children and therefore all the opinions in the world, I believed that education was the most important thing to give children (after love of course).
Now I believe it's freedom and safety to play and explore their world, and also life skills through imitation.
In the early years, these include, cooking, basic cleaning, self-hygiene, tidying up.
We don't do 'chores' we simply keep our home clean and tidy. She will never receive money for helping keep her home in nice order. We all live here, we all help. It becomes a seamless part of daily life.
Last week she begun washing the cutlery after I've done everything else. Then I've added small bowls (which I give a quick scrub if food has dried on). She definitely washes what she uses. We would have begun earlier, but living at the grandparents' meant chemical-ridden washing-up liquid. Now it's Ecover and little hands can enjoy the suds.
Water play is big on her lists of loves, so it's work + play! And the 10mins she's in there gives mama some online time. And if she's feeling reluctant, a little transitional washing-up/tidy song, or some silliness and play, gets her re-motivated.
In our daily rhythm, washing-up happens after morning snack (around 10amish).