I had a list of chores I wanted ours to include, but also took some ideas from here. Ultimately, I decided that the only way to get exactly the chart I had in mind was to create my own. So I did, using a MS Word table. I also made two versions. One for his upstairs chores that hangs on his bedroom door and one for downstairs chores that I placed on the flat side of our island.
Please keep in mind, he is not expected to complete every single chore every day. Things like feeding the kitties and brushing his teeth are things that he already does each day. Other chores like helping unload the dishwasher and carrying groceries are things he does periodically when I ask him to help. And still there are other tasks like picking up his toys before each nap/bed time or making his bed are things that I'd like to be more consistent in training him to do.
Each time he completes a chore, he can put a sticker in the respective block. At the end of each week, we will tally up his stickers and he will receive a penny for each completed chore. He will definitely have a saving & spending jar and I'm up in the air about a "giving" jar. Eventually, that is a must-have; however, I'm not sure at two he'll really comprehend the concept. I might wait until he's a little older and can better understand that principle.
|his first star!|
What about you? Do you have chore charts and/or reward systems in your home?