Little kids love to dig stuff up, much to the chargrin of those gardening types who may have just planted some prize sweet peas only to have them helpfully weeded. Harness this natural curiosity but channel it into an area of the garden where they can dig and weed as much as they like. Attention spans are short and worms are facinating so don't expect much to get done, but this is a great way for a toddler to help mummy or daddy and have fun at the same time.
Most children love baking and cooking with their parents, probably more than their parents do! But, the benefits of cooking with your children are so important that all the time, effort and additional patience really will be worth it – eventually!