Reward chards can be such a good parenting strategy as they are a great way to reinforce good behaviour and can be used from helping the kids potty train to getting them brush their teeth daily if they are reluctant to, amongst many other things. There’s a reason that they are such a popular strategy!
There are so many ways you can make the reward charts fun for children, not only by picking a fun reward for them once they complete it, but also to make the whole process interesting for them.
Here’re just a few ideas for reward charts that you could try
Make a reward chart with stickers, your kids will love glueing on a sticker each time they achieve their goal.
Make one with spots to colour in, have the kids colour them.
Go the other way around, make a dry erase reward chart and have the kids erase spots from the chart as they go.
Make a chart on a magnet board and have the kids put magnets on.
If you’re dealing with fussy eaters make a place mat reward chart so they have it in front of them as they eat.
The reward chart process is rewarding by itself as kids can get a sense of accomplishment as they go through it but still, for most, the most excitement comes from the prize that follows once they finish their chart. My kids always enjoy having a chart where they can keep track of their progress and see how close they are to earning prizes.
Choose a reward that will motivate them to get to their goal, it really doesn’t have to be much, something as simple as a good behaviour reward sticker like those from Brainwaves will work wonders as it will only reinforce that good behaviour if that was the focus of the chart. If you’re using the reward charts to get them to brush their teeth regularly, a new fancy looking toothbrush with their favourite characters would be wonderful. Certificates go a long way too.
Do give the reward charts a try, you’ll see they can really be fun and can do wonders. If you have any other ideas for using reward charts, that have been really successful with your family then do share those with us too!
Follow our parenting board on Pinterest for more ideas
When you think of a classroom, what springs to mind? Most likely it is a room, indoors, with desks and chairs facing a whiteboard on the wall. It’s important to remember, however, that this isn’t the only environment that a child can learn in and, as research has shown, it may not be the most […]
This summer, Little Tikes are celebrating all of the parents and families who encourage kids to get outdoors into the garden or great outdoors, and in a time where indoor screen based activities can be very tempting, or safety concerns can keep kids inside, they’ve brought out some great new ranges to make outdoor play […]
Sensory Stone play should be part of any child’s development, as it encourages new experiences involving the senses. Every stone play offers an opportunity for kids to better understand their shapes through play and mark making. This game enables children to experiment with shapes and patterns while also exploring how to match and find symmetries. […]
For the first time in what seems forever, UK residents are awakening to clear blue skies. The birds are singing once again and the first daffodils of the year are making a most welcomed appearance. With spring in the air, we can feel it calling us to get outside and enjoy the beauty of the […]
It’s fantastic to see World Book Day grow year on year, teaching children about the joys of reading in a fun and playful way and getting them to engage with characters and literature is an amazing idea and it’s fantastic it has become so successful here in the UK. Truly highlighting the joys of reading […]
At this time of year, schools and playgroups tend to have a strong focus on Christmas and as the kids are all getting excited it’s fun to include some more lighthearted and fun festive activities, but lots of these can still be educational for little ones, without them even realising it! I’ve gathered together a […]
If I were to make a list of what kindergarten kids love the most my guess is that fun, learning, and activities with water, would definitely be on that list. So why not combine all these into an amazing science experiment? Preschoolers are very active and curious, the best way for these young individuals to […]