We’re embarking on an exciting venture around these parts lately. Not only do we have a robot sweeping and mopping for us, but we’re also assigning a few of the simpler chores to Alea! I don’t know if this means we’re getting lazier or just smarter? I’m almost positive that it’s the latter!
Alea can’t necessarily do the chores that I completely despise yet (i.e. Loading the dishwasher and doing laundry), but that time will come. Right? And until then? These little “kid-sized chores” are perfect training for the day when she’s able (and tall enough)!
Thanks to this sweet app, ChoreMonster, we’re even introducing chores to her in a fun way and in a way that she actually understands. Let’s just say, my child knows her way around an iPhone and most definitely likes the reward and point system this app uses.
-Pick up toys.
-Wipe off the table.
-Brush teeth before bed.
-Go potty before bed.
-Pick up clothes.
And when I say sweep, I mean I hand Alea a broom and she runs around the house like a little terror and I’m scared to death that she’s going to hit the ceiling fan or break a window. These are just a few examples. These chores will vary and depend on the age of your child or children. Maybe your kids are even old enough to do the dishes and the laundry for you. If that’s the case, I’m extremely jealous of you! (And you can send them over when they finish up at your house! kthanks!)
It’s so important to teach them responsibility from a young age and Alea doesn’t know it yet, but she’s learning how to be responsible for the messes she makes and if that costs me a fro-yo date every know and then, I’m game!
ChoreMonster is an app aimed at rewarding kids for their chore-doing efforts by creating a fun, electronic chore chart and reward system. You, as the parent, type in which chores you’d like your child to do and how often you want them done. This can be daily, weekly, you name it! Then you’ll also assign a point value to each specific chore. Once you have all that set up, you can put your kids to work! Once they’ve completed a chore on their list, it will reward them with the number of points you’ve assigned that chore and they’ll be awarded the prize you agreed on when they reach a certain number of points! Cute, right? And so convenient.
I loved that I could just hand Alea my phone, read off the chores she could complete and off she went to complete them. I’m wondering if she got more satisfaction from just clicking the button that she completed it! She was so proud of herself! Sticker chore charts work great, too, but with ChoreMonster there’s no paper wasted, you won’t ever run out of stickers and it’ll always be right at your finger tips!
What chores do your kids to? When did they start doing chores?