This chore chart discussion is sponsored by BusyKid- a fun, free online chore chart for kids.
The Value of Chores for Kids
I believe in kids having chores. I think it builds character, establishes responsibility, and teaches them a bit about earning, saving, and spending money. It also helps kids understand that they are not just entitled. Chores build self-esteem by showing that kids can be contributing members of the family.
Challenges of Traditional Chore Charts
A chore chart can sometimes be challenging to get going consistently. Sometimes the challenge is coming up with age appropriate tasks. Sometimes chore charts for kids can be challenging to follow up on or just get into the routine of doing them. That is why BusyKid is such a fabulous idea. It is an online chore chart for kids that makes it easy for parents and fun for kids.
BusyKid Makes Chore Charts Easy
My Job Chart make chore charts easy because you don’t have to draw them up or print them out. You can just login and select the chores that are right for your family. I think this is really a great feature because you can get some great ideas for chores while you are logged into My Job Chart or add your own chore if you don’t see it there. Here are just a few of the chores they suggest:
- Book Report
- Brush Teeth
- Clean bedroom
- Clean Fish Tank
- Clean up backyard
- Clear Table
- Comb Hair
As you can see, a chore for all ages. You can assign chores by day or chose every week or every day so that you don’t have to keep setting up chores over and over but you have the flexibility to add in special tasks.
I think the BusyKid makes it easier to choose chores, assign chores, and follow up on chores. It also makes it more rewarding for the kid because they have the fun visuals and they earn the points. It is easy for kids to see exactly how many points they are earning. Kids can then save them, share them with a charity, and or spend their points so doing chores can become fun instead of something you have to nag them about.
Plus, BusyKid is Free for 30 days!