Cheerful Chores: Family Crochet Game & Reward System
May this Cheerful Chores activity bring to your family the enjoyment and long-range benefits that it has brought to mine. It made simple lessons in money concepts charming to my young child.
I found it to be an upbeat, efficient, and practical incentive to help motivate my young son to learn about behavior choices. Most effective for ages approx. 6 - 10. (It is also an irresistible toy for preschoolers.) It would be great for homeschooling. If a teacher tries it out in a classroom, I hope to hear about the results.
As a parent of a young child I needed an easy family chores incentive system. I tried the usual stickers and wall charts, among other things, but they didn't work well. Ideally, I wanted direct connections to be learned between personal responsibility, family responsibility, and good acts, while making the association with monetary rewards less direct.
In my son's case, the soft, tactile, 3-D nature of crochet 'money' was plainly more meaningful and motivational