So my kids aren't beating maize but they are good helpers. Both Captain E and G Bear love to cook. The queen of clean up though is Peach. When she was just six months old if I asked her to put her toys away she would pick them up and drop them in a the bucket. As she's gotten older her skills have gotten better. If she spills she gets a cloth to clean up. When I switch laundry she wants to help. The only place she isn't helpful...with folded laundry. Out of drawers, off the couch, out of baskets, she just can't help herself. Hopefully in a few more months I can get her to fold it back up.