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Sticker/rewards charts with Pre-ks and Ks

Posted by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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I'm wanting to start a sticker chart with my 3yro son for his potty training. He was doing really well, then he up and decided he didn't wanna use the potty anymore- I went through this with my daughter, so nothing new. With her, a simple sticker chart really helped. At that time we allowed my son, then 2yro, to get stickers as well when she would do good. It made it exciting for both of them and much less fussing from my son! Now that I'm wanting to implement the sticker chart again, I want it to be something they both can do. My thought is to again let them both have a sticker when he goes in the potty and maintain the team effort mentality. The whole process has got me thinking they are probably ready for responsibility charts (my daughter would LOVE it). I wanted to get any input from you fellow moms with experience. What worked, or didn't work, for your little multiples? 

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oredeb
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM

 when mine were young i gave them a rag and a squirt bottle full of water, and while i cleaned they would clean also! they learned by following along with me. of course they would squirt each other sometimes! but it made it fun, as they got older i'd put some cleaner in the bottle!

i had a chart of all our chores so they could check them off as they did there chore. I started the young, well they started themselves young cuz they always wanted to do what big sister was doing!haha

ElectraSpy
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 1:36 PM
We have a ticket & chart system. They get tickets for good behavior, helping out, eating with good manners, putting their clothes in the laundry basket, picking up toys, being well behaved on errands, ect all day long. Bad behavior, fits, hitting, yada yada losses tickets. Usually a "that will cost you a TICKET" stops whatever is going on immediately. End of the day we count up the tickets for each child and place the amount of their chart, then at the end of the chart we decide how we're going to celebrate. Family adventure, game, toy or whatever tops their list, sometimes its yogurt, lol. My kids are 4 & 5 :)
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SimplySonita
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 6:25 PM

We use these charts. I like them and so do the kids.

It's all magnetic, the chores are simple, some basic self care like bath and brushing teeth, manners, pick up toys, clean room, etc that it's good for young kids. Plus you get blank tiles ifyou want to write ina  chore (like my 4 year old  has to wipe down the outside of the fridge every day so we used a write in tile for that)

Plus the white board underneath can be used for anything-list school work, write out the reward they are working toward (or-since it's magnetic too, you could post a picture or ad for a toy they are working toward)

My boys are 4 and 7 so they get $0.10 for each smiley face at the end of the week. If they do ALL their chores EVERY day they get a whole $5 (they have never gotten a whole $5! LOL)

Also-for the potty training, not sure if it's up your alley or not but chuck e cheese has some 'reward calendars' that youprint out and your kids, if they do whatever thing it is they are supposed to do (or not supposed to do-they have a no nose picking calendar! LOL) for 2 weeks you take the calendar to CEC and they will give your child 10 free tokens! It's a BIG reward for a little kid and wouldn't HAVE to cost you anything (I don't think you have to eat to use it....)

I used M&Ms for my youngest son. If he TRIED to make it to the potty but didn't quite make it he'd get 3-4 M&Ms, if he made it to the potty he'd get like 10, if I sat him on it but he didn't need to go-He'd get 2-3...

HTH

Sonita-Homeschooling mama to Ephram (7) & Malachi (4)


 



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MommaChell
by on Jun. 5, 2011 at 12:50 AM


Quoting ElectraSpy:

We have a ticket & chart system. They get tickets for good behavior, helping out, eating with good manners, putting their clothes in the laundry basket, picking up toys, being well behaved on errands, ect all day long. Bad behavior, fits, hitting, yada yada losses tickets. Usually a "that will cost you a TICKET" stops whatever is going on immediately. End of the day we count up the tickets for each child and place the amount of their chart, then at the end of the chart we decide how we're going to celebrate. Family adventure, game, toy or whatever tops their list, sometimes its yogurt, lol. My kids are 4 & 5 :)

This is a really great sounding system! I think I'll give it a go :D Thanks for sharing~

MommaChell
by on Jun. 5, 2011 at 1:00 AM


Quoting SimplySonita:

We use these charts. I like them and so do the kids.

It's all magnetic, the chores are simple, some basic self care like bath and brushing teeth, manners, pick up toys, clean room, etc that it's good for young kids. Plus you get blank tiles ifyou want to write ina  chore (like my 4 year old  has to wipe down the outside of the fridge every day so we used a write in tile for that)

Plus the white board underneath can be used for anything-list school work, write out the reward they are working toward (or-since it's magnetic too, you could post a picture or ad for a toy they are working toward)

My boys are 4 and 7 so they get $0.10 for each smiley face at the end of the week. If they do ALL their chores EVERY day they get a whole $5 (they have never gotten a whole $5! LOL)

Also-for the potty training, not sure if it's up your alley or not but chuck e cheese has some 'reward calendars' that youprint out and your kids, if they do whatever thing it is they are supposed to do (or not supposed to do-they have a no nose picking calendar! LOL) for 2 weeks you take the calendar to CEC and they will give your child 10 free tokens! It's a BIG reward for a little kid and wouldn't HAVE to cost you anything (I don't think you have to eat to use it....)

I used M&Ms for my youngest son. If he TRIED to make it to the potty but didn't quite make it he'd get 3-4 M&Ms, if he made it to the potty he'd get like 10, if I sat him on it but he didn't need to go-He'd get 2-3...

HTH

Sonita-Homeschooling mama to Ephram (7) & Malachi (4)





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Great stuff, Love the M&M incentive :) I had no idea CHC did that, neat; I'll be looking into that. The mag charts are def cool and I'm really going to meditate on giving them money as a reward....I like that it would be a good way to introduce money to them. Thanks again!

CheyenneRose
by on Jun. 6, 2011 at 2:24 PM

We have a klenix box that we decorated and put different things in there, like 1 hour of TV, 1 hour online, Ice cream sundae, pick something from Prize Box..etc.., things like that and if they have done good on there hs work and did all their chores then on Friday of every week they get to draw from the box. They always want the Prize Box which has toys and candy in it or Lunch with daddy.

As for charts we make our own at http://www.dltk-kids.com/ this is also where I do a lot of the crafts and activities we work on throughout the week. And where I get my sunday school Ideas.

MommaChell
by on Jun. 10, 2011 at 2:20 PM


Quoting CheyenneRose:

We have a klenix box that we decorated and put different things in there, like 1 hour of TV, 1 hour online, Ice cream sundae, pick something from Prize Box..etc.., things like that and if they have done good on there hs work and did all their chores then on Friday of every week they get to draw from the box. They always want the Prize Box which has toys and candy in it or Lunch with daddy.

As for charts we make our own at http://www.dltk-kids.com/ this is also where I do a lot of the crafts and activities we work on throughout the week. And where I get my sunday school Ideas.

Thanks so much, I love the ideas! Lunch with Daddy is a good one ;)

MommaChell
by on Jun. 10, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Update on this; my son is not as motivated by the stickers as I had hoped he'd be. He has warmed back up to the potty a little, but mostly not. I keep bringing it up and I'll continue to do so without pushing him. I hope he changes his mind soon, lol! His baby ways can be hard to let go of for both of us.

mommy.etc.
by on Jun. 10, 2011 at 7:22 PM

First of all, i don't have multiples, but this is what we did. We started out with stickers and they worked wonderfully with my now five year old the first time around potty training, but after I had my two year old, she stopped going in the big girl potty, so I started giving her a penny everytime that she went potty and got her a piggy bank. It worked great and now anytime that she helps with dishes or cleaning the house with me she gets some sort of change for her piggy bank (same goes for my two year old). They not only are getting a reward and helping out around the house, but they are also learning to save money. My five year old said that she is saving money in one piggy bank for college and in the other piggy bank for Disney (she has two now, a BIG one and her first one which is about the size of my hand), my two year old says hers is for Mickey and Minnie. My two year old potty trained herself, with a little help from her big sissy.

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