I firmly believe that children of any age can help with chores. Somewhere between the age of 2 and 3 my children began working along side of me helping to take care of our home. Granted the quality of work may not have been great, and it would have been quicker for me to do it myself, it taught them both the importance of work, and that we are each part of the family. As they got older their responsibilities changed and quality of work expected also increased.
To earn the Family Helper merit badge, girls are required to help with chores around the house. Have your Tenderheart pick three chores from the list found in her Handbook. Download and print the file below my clicking on the sample chart. She can then mark the chores off as she does them.
NOTE: The requirements have been simplified here. Please be sure to read the full text in the Girl Handbook to make sure you fully understand the requirements.