This summer I instituted a chore chart for my kiddos.
Hubs and I sat down, created a list of chores for each child, and then gave them an allowance when the weekly chores were completed.
And because we knew our kids were visual, we realized they would need some sort of daily reminder and a check off system.
So we came up with this.
Yep, it is totally from the stone age.
And it has worked, kinda.
- When we forget to pay the kids on Saturday for the chores they have completed and then the next week starts and we can’t remember what they did or didn’t do.
- When the kiddos use the charts a drawing boards (see above example) and I can’t tell what has been done or not.
- Kiddos are NEVER excited about chores or completing them and mom has to nag ALL. OF. THE. TIME.
Which made me realize how much I would have LOVED using the online chore chart from My Job Chart.com.
My Job Chart.com is an online chore chart reference, manager, and scheduler for your kiddo’s household chores. (And Hubs too.)
It is FREE, super easy (even has tutorials), and effective at managing your family’s “chores” online.
To get started, you will need to make a family account at My Job Chart.com (be smart and be the family manager) and then add additional family members (who will have their own password).
Then as the family manager, you can create their list of responsibilities, its frequency, and its earned reward.
Then when the kids are ready, they can log into their account (with their password that you created), and see what responsibilities they need to complete that day and mark them off.
And at the end of the week, you can print off a report to see which responsibilities were completed and then dish out rewards. (Or you can get very savvy and sync up their savings accounts and have it automatically deposit money.)
Our family reviewed this software for a couple of weeks and here were the things I loved about My Job Chart.com
- It’s on the computer. In our house, ANY computer time is a prized possession. So “having” to get on the computer to log their completed jobs made them more likely to do them. Plus they LOVED having a password to something.
- The weekly summary. It was nice to see what was completed over the course of a week.
- Allowing me to be the manager. I was able to add or subtract jobs as I saw fit (for example, because of poor behavior) and it automatically came up.
- We have different chores on different days. Since it was automatic, I didn’t have to answer the question, “Is it Tuesday or Wednesday? Is that day I vacuum?”
- Made for kiddos my age. I think this program is awesome for kiddos in the K-6th Grade. They had no problem understanding how to check off completed work and like watch their points add up.
As we start school in a couple of weeks, our chores will change (adding homework, reading, and other small projects), but we will continue using My Job Chart.com to track our progress.
Sign up for My Job Chart.com now because it is where kids, work and reward click!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post paid for by My Job Chart.com. However, the opinions about chores, my kids, their online behavior, and my bad crafting ability (see above) are all mine.