We taught our son Michael when he was around 2 years old or so to help put the laundry in the hamper helper. Then every three days or so he would help us take the laundry to the utility room, put the clothes in the washer, then the dryer. He would take the clothes out of the dryer and help us fold them. This was a big help to me, because I have Cerebral Palsy. Michael is such a good boy, he is now 12 years old and we still help each other all the time! Michael is a true gift from God; we are very blessed!