A few days ago, I referenced putting up a chore chart for Charlie. This is the Melissa & Doug one I had purchased a few months ago at a great Carson’s sale. After looking over the possible chores, we selected the ones that would be the easiest for him to understand and then we added one, “Eat Dinner.” Each time he accomplishes these chores, he gets praise and a magnet for the day. Some days are better than others and rather than forcing him to accomplish each thing each day, we focus more on completing things that are on his list as he does them. For example, if he says please & thank you without prompting. So far, he has done really well! He plays with the bottom section and he knows the top is for mommy & daddy. I’m brainstorming possible rewards for a GREAT week – any suggestions?
My only complaint is the “manners” chore tab shows a child getting ice cream. I’m a firm believer that a child should say please and thank you, even if they aren’t getting dessert. 🙂
I love the chore chart! I think Oliver’s still too young to grasp the concept of something like that, but I’d love to implement one in the future.
His chores are starting the washing machine (he likes the buttons) and putting the forks on the table at dinner time. Dinner time is his crabby time, though, so once every few days, he flips out instead of putting them on the table. Oh, well!