Do you ever struggle with getting your children to listen or help with small tasks you give them? If so please keep reading as I think our reward charts for kids might be the perfect solution for you!
Why Reward Charts
My children are 2 and 4 years old and for us, staying inside more often lately had been leading to some less than ideal behaviours and power struggles. We were all getting frustrated and I knew I had to find a way to make our days at home a little more peaceful and enjoyable.
I remembered the potty training chart and sleep chart I had used with my eldest when she was a toddler and how much they helped her through those transitions, so I knew it was time to come up with a new reward chart for the challenges we were facing now.
I designed a reward chart system that is better suited for my eldest now at 4 years old, but I’m also using it with the 2 year old with great success. It’s never too early to start motivating our little ones to achieve age appropriate goals!
What I love about these reward charts for kids is that they are editable, so not only you can personalise them with your child’s name, you can also edit and use them in a few different ways, so you can really tailor them to your family’s needs.
You can use them with simple tasks for young toddlers, like getting dressed in the morning, sitting at the table and playing nicely. I do this for my girls and use the visual cues labels included with the chart, so they know what each task is even if they can’t read. Or you can use them as a chore chart for older children.
You can use these reward charts with stickers (toddlers love stickers!), or laminate for durability and use a dry-erase marker to ‘tick off’ or draw a star for each completed chore. I like this option better because it allows me to reuse the same reward chart over and over instead of printing a new one every week.
Using Reward Charts to Control Screen Time
Some of my customers have used them as a way to control the technology with the older kids at their house. For example, the child might have to complete all the daily chores in their reward chart before they can have access the ipad. I think this is such a clever and fair strategy and I might adopt it when my children are older too!
Find the Perfect Reward Chart for your Child
I would love to know if you have ever used rewards charts with your children and how effective they’ve been. Let me know in the comments below.
If you’re not at that stage of parenting yet but think you’d like to use a reward chart or incentive system to motivate your children in the future, feel free to save this post to your parenting Pinterest board for future reference. Or share it with a friend who might like to try it!