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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WFMW: free chore chart & game

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A few weeks ago I was surfing online for a creative chore chart idea for my kids.  I came across a site called HandiLand.  This FREE site allows you to create chore charts for your kids, and when they complete their chores, they earn points. (They can also lose points for committing an infraction that the parent adds to the list, such as fighting with a sibling.) The points are  then redeemed for virtual items in HandiLand, where the kids create their own Cool Cat character.   They can buy clothes, furniture, etc. for their cat to use.  

I like this system for several reasons- it's easy enough for the kids to do themselves, and it's simple for me to log on and add or remove items from their chore lists.  I can print out the weekly chore chart (tip: shrink it to fit on one page) and keep track of points off-line.  There's also an option for "real world" rewards with points that the system tracks-- the site suggests basing your child's allowance on these points.  My kids don't receive an allowance yet, but I think this system could work for us.

My kids are enjoying their virtual cats, and I'm enjoying how easy it is to get them to do their jobs... this system definitely works for me!   Check out more WFMW tips here.

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