Looking for a better way to encourage kids to do their chores while building a life lesson of responsibility? Check out an innovative free online chore chart from My Job Chart!
My Job Chart is the free, easy to use, online chore chart and reward system for teaching, organizing and motivating your kids to Save, Share and Spend responsibly.
They’ve made it easy for parents to assign chores for each child in their family in a motivating and meaningful way that encourages the kids to fulfill them! First, you set up your family in the free online system, assign jobs (from a list of chores already in there or customize your own), set rewards for each job using a point value system, and then encourage your kiddos to complete their assigned jobs and gain a strong foundation of a great work ethic and financial responsibility.
How does doing chores encourage kids to have financial responsibility? By using the reward system based on points. Each point is valued at 1 cent, so if your child earns 100 points, then they’ve earned $1. Or 500 points = $5 and so on! They can then use their points to save, share, or spend.
- Save Rewards
When your child wants to save, you’ll receive an email notification to make the transfer to your child’s savings account. Plus, they have several free savings accounts you can sign your child up with if you don’t already have one.
- Share Rewards
A dozen or so charities have been set up like Water for People, United Way, One Laptop Per Child, Children’s Miracle Network and more or you can customize your own favorite charity for your kids to donate their points towards.
- Spend Rewards
- Family Rewards like a bedtime story, computer time, time with mom or dad alone, getting to eat out, receive movie tickets, sleep in on a particular day, skip an assigned chore, and more.
- Custom Rewards design your own customized rewards that work for your family.
- Retail Rewards allow you to select rewards your kids can work towards and when they have enough points, they can redeem for the products you’ve enabled.
Parents can also set up email notifications to receive notices when your child completes a chore, redeems for a reward, sends you a message on your family’s personal message board and more.
My Job Chart seems like a great resource to use once your kids are past the “earning stickers” stage of doing chores. Plus, if you are going to pay your children for chores, then this system makes it easy and rewarding for everyone.