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Old 05-10-2013, 03:27 PM   #1
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Chore or reward charts for 4 year old?

Does anyone have good recommendations for a chore/reward/incentive chart for a newly 4 year old? I have seen lots of examples for older kids but they are a bit too complicated or advanced for DS, so hoping to find a good "intro" chart for him, focused mostly on self care and some light family chores. I'm willing to create my own but I need some inspiration.

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Old 05-10-2013, 03:35 PM   #2
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Re: Chore or reward charts for 4 year old?

Watching with interest, as I have been thinking about this same thing
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:04 AM   #3
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Re: Chore or reward charts for 4 year old?

Try www.freeprintablebehaviorcharts.com

Tons of ideas and charts, many with fun characters like Cars, Disney, etc.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:27 AM   #4
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I have been looking for the exact same thing on etsy! Thanks for the link.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:27 AM   #5
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Haha I just clicked the link and it said there is no such site.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:52 AM   #6
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Re: Chore or reward charts for 4 year old?

With my kids at that age I do a token system. My 4 year old doesn't have a chart, but expectations to do each day. Pick up when I ask, he gets a token immediately, remembers to brush teeth, token. Etc. He can "cash in" his tokens for things he wants as well. Like a treat at the grocery store checkout is 5 tokens, a 5$ toy he saw and wants is 20. He can earn up to 10 tokens a day for the expectations I have for him.
I did this with all my children, but the older 2 now just have the classic chart with stickers and an allowance at the end of the week.
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We do the Accountable Kids program for our 4-year-old. Right now the chores we've chosen are pretty simple (get dressed, brush teeth, clean room, clear plate, etc.) and the rewards are largely unnecessary at this time. So we don't really do the rewards part yet. Turning over the chore cards and getting a star sticker at the end of the day is plenty reward for her. But it has a pretty complete system that grows with the child and you can use the complete system (including earning rewards) with the older kids. Heck, we even have a board for our 2-year-old (with "chores" like get dressed and brush teeth, which we of course help with), which is mostly for our 4-year-old's benefit so she can see that we all have things we need to do to keep the household running, even baby brother.

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Re: Chore or reward charts for 4 year old?

We have a sticker chart w/ 24 spots, once its filled up he gets $5 for whatever he wants. It take about 2 months to fill (I forget about it) but it works! He loves to earn a sticker and asks me often can I do a chore? He know how to do lots around the house now. U have to keep it simple or u wont do it either, at least I need simple easy and effective.
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Haha I just clicked the link and it said there is no such site.
Weird - I just tried clicking it, and it worked

It does look kind of weird - lots of ad links - but the site name should be across the top of the screen in a bluish-colored box. There are links down the left side for specific types of charts.
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We use a "bead" system. Using those pretty glass beads for fish tanks (it's what we had) he earns a bead for making his bed in the morning, outstanding behavior, or helping above and beyond what his actual chores are. He doesn't get rewarded for brushing teeth or rolling napkins because he's part of the family and its his job. Anyways each bead is worth a minuet of alone time with the parent of his choice doing whatever he wants. We spend lots of quality family time, but he likes saving up to go on joy rides in my Dh's sports car. Or a special Ice cream trip out with mommy. We tell him how many minuets his Goal will take And he works towards it helping with chores or by being overly nice to his brother. It works really well for us. The beads are something tangible now, so it's instant gratification and a "second" reward once he meets his goal
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