I was listening to a podcast the other day, and they made a good point about how toddlers have only been alive for 2 to 3 years, which is a very short time! So the mundane things we ask them to do like picking up toys may seem routine to us, but monumental to a toddler. It could literally be the hardest thing they have done all day. If there told have a spot or bin they routinely belong in they will eventually crave that habit. At 2.5 my son would enter some ones house, take off his shoes and ask where he should put them because we had a spot we at home where they go. I never told him to do this, it was just what he thought was the normal thing to do. Keep up the routine of putting toys away and some days (not all) he will surprise you with what he can do!
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