So, Kiddo has physical therapy. Nothing major, just a little work to develop her core a bit more. We love our therapist - she's fabulous, perky, young, makes doing those exercises seem like playing and fun games. The kicker is, we need to continue those exercises at home...and somehow, I just can't get her to do them like our magical therapist can.
I'm thinking of kicking back to what we used for potty training: the reward chart. Have a set menu of exercise options she can choose from and each time she does 5 of them, she gets a check mark or a sticker. Six checks or stickers get her a reward, a toy...a SMALL toy.
Sometimes I'm a little torn with the idea of reward charts. That it is the nice-looking cousin of the bribe. Granted, these exercises are something beyond what she "normally" would have to do as an almost-six-year-old...and we don't use the chart for usual things like helping clean up or homework, but...I wonder how it affects her inner motivational skills.
But on the flip side, maybe I am totally overthinking this and the main thing I should be focused on is getting her to do these exercises...no matter what.
Have you ever used reward charts? Am I just overthinking this?