The following is a sponsored post. A special thank you goes out to My Starry Chart for sending my family a My Starry Chart, The Interactive Responsibility Game for Kids.
When I got an early Spring Break with my children due to recent world events, it was a surprise but ended up being a welcomed downtime. They swam in the pool, watched movies, played games, and even helped me bake.
I loved the extra quality time we were spending together. However with the impending Online Home Schooling coming our way, reality was about to set in and I knew we were going to have to establish a new routine.
These new school changes were going to be the toughest on my youngest son.
Now to give a brief background, my 7 year old is an absolute pleasure at school. He gets his work completed, listens to his teachers, and is a great friend.
He really is a sweet boy and loves his Mom and Dad, but when he is at home he is ready to let it all hang out.
Of course I want him to have time to decompress, but it has always been difficult to get him to complete homework or chores without some sort of push back.
Thankfully I don’t have this as much with my 2 older kids most likely due to a more rigorous routine with sports and arts, as well as maturity.
I needed a plan, and thankfully I was sent a My Starry Chart to help establish a reward chart for my son.
So what has been my ultimate goal in starting a reward chart for my youngest?
First, I want him to understand that school work at home is his new normal.
Second, we all have a part to play in how our household runs and he is important in that process, every chore counts.
Finally, I want to curb the arguments and create a more peaceful existence since we are going to be spending a lot of time together.
Now his teacher used a reward chart system, and he took it 100% serious. In fact one day she didn’t get a chance to put a smiley face in his agenda since I picked him up early, he was not happy with me.
Because of this, I knew it would be an easier transition for him over to the My Starry Chart with incentives for some of his favorite things.
So what is in the My Starry Chart box?
With over 200 reusable stickers, this is a reward chart that will grow with your child throughout their development. It includes: 1 My Starry Chart Board, Adhesive for the Wall, 60 Reusable Star Stickers, 50 Reusable Chore Stickers, 5 Customizable & Reusable Chore Stickers , 12 times X 2 Reusable Month Stickers, 31 Reusable Calendar Day Stickers X 2, 1 Dry Erase Marker, and 1 Instruction Sheet.
To get started, my son and I discussed what his responsibilities are and that all school work would be homework now. We then picked out 5 responsibilities like “Put Away My Laundry” and “Take Care Of My Pet” to add to the chart. We also added the reusable month, dates, as well as stars at the bottom.
Next, we discussed what his rewards would be and how many stars he would need to get in order to earn a reward. I really like that the design is set up like a board game and has a celestial look to it.
We set up a 2 tier reward system with 10 and 50 stars and it was great that I could customize it for my family’s needs.
His choice of rewards for 10 Stars include: Stay up 20 minutes later on the weekend, Get an extra 20 minutes on video games, or Have Mom to do a chore and still earn a star.
For 50 Stars he is getting a pack of Football Cards. FYI: If he does have a bad attitude or argues, he can have stars taken away.
Did you already have children home schooling or is online learning also new for your family? Anything in particular that has made the transition easier?
Once the chart was set up, he immediately went to work and within a few days he earned his first reward. There is now less arguing and he is coming to me to volunteer to complete his chores. FYI, this is also a great way to teach about the days and months since it is a full calendar, my son actually reminded it was time to set it up for the month of April.
To learn more about this reward chart and to purchase, visit My Starry Chart. FYI, Amazon Prime Members get FREE Shipping.
He still has his moments, but positive outcomes have continued into his first week of online school. I am so happy that this Reward Chart is in our home and thankful that it is making our lives a little easier in difficult times.
Carlee @ FLL
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