1) Get your daily routine started by setting up your household helper and assigning kids chores on ChoreMonster. 2) Have your kids log into ChoreMonster to check their assignment for the day. 3) Parents sign-in to see if their youngster finished their homework. 4) If it's mission accomplished, mom or dad adds rewards to the digital toy box.
"Our 4-year-old is just getting into it. I was downstairs last night and he got a monster. I heard him scream like getting all excited like 'Yeah!!' I'm like that's a pretty good reaction from something I did," Armstrong said with a laugh.
Many fans of the app say is working.
"Day one of using @ChoreMonster and the kids were pumped...woke up early to log on and asked for more chores when I tucked them in," the parent wrote to the app makers.
ChoreMonster is just one of a whole list of Web, iPad, and Android applications that are making the old refrigerator graphs and gold stars so 2010.
I-Reward Chart is a three-time winner of MacWorld's Best Parenting app award. It encourages positive behaviors such as saying "please" and "thank you."
Chore Hero adds excitement to the mix by randomly delegating assignments. If your teen trash talks taking out the garbage, maybe tomorrow's draw will deal him the laundry assignment.
Subscriptions for chore cheerleaders range from no cost to about $50 a year.
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