Kiddley reader (and good friend) Lara sent us a couple of suggestions today for encouraging kids to get their daily tasks done.
She pointed us to DLTK’s Custom Chore Chart, an online generator which lets you set up your own chart ready to print off and pin-up so that your kids can check off their tasks as they complete them. It’s a simple little html table thing, but doing it this way is a lot easier and quicker than ruling up your own chart on a piece of craft paper.
Lara also says:
“I’ve also been making hand drawn simple task cards which I have laminated and will put in the order I want the tasks completed with a reward at the end. This is so I don’t have to repeat myself 100 times to get anything done – ie. ‘get dressed, shoes and socks on, brush your teeth, wash your face then TV on’.”
If you like the sound of organising your kids with task cards, their is an in depth discussion on Technomom.com which tells us about one family’s system for rewarding (and penalising) older kids with tokens for completing their incredibly detailed, daily task cards.