Heard about reward charts? Well, if you have kids in your home, then you definitely need one. Reward charts are common in schools and kids just love the stars and badges that show their good behavior, tasks done and initiates taken. However, do we do anything similar at home? Appreciation needs to be a continuous thing and it can’t only be limited to schools. Here’s how to get started with reward charts and make it successful for the kids. Lastly, don’t forget to download the Free Printable Reward Charts at the end of this post.
Keep a manageable number
To make things interesting and fun for kids, the number has to be manageable. Just list down 3 to 4 tasks for your kid and see how he handles it. The moment they find it difficult, they will resist it and the entire effort will go waste.
This is the most important thing when it comes to creating and maintaining a reward chart. Do it day after day and consistently. If you are not serious about it and skip it then you are sending out the wrong communication to your kid. Best to do it every day at a fixed time. Just block 5 minutes and the task will get done easily.
Talk about the tasks with your kid
One important thing to keep in mind is not to alienate the child. The tasks for the kid should be a whole family experience. Let everyone see the rewards chart, share their thoughts and encourage the child. Let your kid share how he felt about the task. If he is reluctant, let him voice his concern. This will help him work better on the tasks and make him engaged.
Give good rewards
The best part of the rewards chart is the surprise goodies that it makes come your way. The rewards don’t necessarily have to be gifts, but rewards that your kid will love. Give an ice cream treat for bigger tasks done, may be his special meal on another day or a favorite book for completing a whole month successfully. As a parent, you know what will make your kid happy. The aim is to keep encouraging but not buying expensive gifts.
Make reward charts fun
Yes, it is one of the most important tasks to look out for. Use fun stickers and colorful markers to show their success. Let them personalize it by adding their own inputs. It will make an interesting part of their kids’ room décor and also keep them motivated.
Here’re some interesting theme based reward charts that you can simply print for free and give to your kid to fill. No need to think about themes, we have done it for you. Print and get started now.
Download and Print Reward Charts
- Batman Reward Chart
- Hulk Reward Chart
- Fun Reward Chart
- Superman Reward Chart
- Wonderwoman Reward Chart
- Weekly Reward Chart
- Easy to Use Basic Reward Chart