Chore charts 2.0

Adding a fourth kid into the mix has meant I’ve really needed to streamline as much as I can around my house. But fortunately, that hasn’t necessarily meant a bunch of new gadget purchases. Just my handy smart phone that I already own, and making use of some of the awesome apps out there–like this new kids chore chart that I discovered.

The iRewardChart is a super smart kids chore chart app that allows you to customize everything from tasks to number of stars earned, to the actual rewards. You simply enter your kiddo’s name and picture, choose from a list of various tasks (or enter your own), and then decide how many stars seems fair for oh, making a bed or loading the dishwasher.

Whenever a chore gets done, click over to your helpful son or daughter’s name and press a star. Simple!

It sure beats the heck out of my post-it note allowance tracking system (heh), and actually inspired me to add a few other non-monetary rewards to the pot, like staying up late one night, or getting an extra 30 minutes of video game time.

While my only complaint is that the kids can’t actually see the chart hanging on the wall, they can easily ask to check in with it, like my daughter does. Or if your kids are on your phone as much as my kids are on mine, then they can check it themselves. And that’s why there’s a handy lock feature too. -Kristen

The iRewardChart comes in two versions – Lite (free) or Full ($3.99)that you can purchase at iTunes.com. My suggestion: Go for the full version. It’s fantastic.

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6 Comments

  • Reply January 26, 2011

    Randa @ FreeStuff4Kids

    Looks really cool! We’ve really been struggling to keep up with chore lists.There’s similar web based chore system we’ve recently been using called MyJobChart – my son loves it. I wrote about it yesterday on my site if anyone wants to check it out.

  • Reply February 5, 2011

    Miki

    I purchased this app and my son is really getting into it. I recommend going ahead and getting the paid version as the lite version kept asking me if I wanted to upgrade–huge pain in the back side. But it was worth the money!

  • Reply April 26, 2011

    Catherine

    Our family uses iAllowance. It handles chores and allowances. It does everything we need. This looks pretty good too.

  • Reply May 19, 2011

    Nilsa Manibusan

    Is there an app like this for android?

  • Reply August 29, 2011

    suz

    when will an iPad version be available. Using the current iPhone one, when using full screen the resolution is very poor

  • Reply September 8, 2011

    Karen

    I’ve been using iReward Chart for a few months now, and it’s great. You have your chart with you, so you can reward or discipline behaviors on the go.

    Great app. :)

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