I have been searching high and low for a good chore chart system for my kids for quite awhile. While I have always tried to teach them to be responsible and independent, I felt it was time to move to a system of sorts…one that could begin to introduce the concept of money via saving, spending, and giving. I wanted to have responsibilities for which the kids were expected to do without compensation, and ones for which they could earn a small amount of money for completing. I have researched, asked on Facebook, and even considered making my own. Just recently I came across a responsibility board setup from uncommongoods that I loved right from the start, and knew it was the one for us!
Kids’ Responsibility Board & Chore Chart System
These kids’ responsibility boards came from uncommongoods and were selected by us for review. The thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and are never swayed by compensation or free products.
What I Love About This Responsibility Board & Chore Chart System
There are several things that drew me to this particular system:
1. The look. I really wanted something that would hang on the wall and actually look decent. I love the sturdy, metal look of this pegboard system and know it’s one that will last.
2. The give it, spend it, save it bags. I love that this system incorporates a banking style system for teaching kids to be responsible with money.
3. The responsibility magnet. It’s totally customizable. You pick what goes on it and when. I also like that there’s space for deeds (things that MUST be done), as well as chores (things for which a commission can be earned).
4. The choose a chore pail. Again, it’s totally customizable. You pick what chores go in the pail. I love the “thank you” that comes already written on each chore stick.
5. The saying. ”If I fish for you, you eat for a day. If I teach you to fish, you eat for a lifetime.” It is a long time favorite of mine and so the fact this system is built around this quote just makes it even more special to me!
Our Experience with the Responsibility Board & Chore Chart System
We set up the system last week and have been loving it so far. My kids are pre-readers, so I have to read most of the tasks to them, but it’s been good for all of us to follow through with our responsibilities.
The commission earned is still a point of debate for my husband and me. I set the ones listed in the pictures; he thinks the kids should earn at least $1 per day. What do you think? What’s a fair allowance/commission for young kids to earn for doing “extra” chores?
More About uncommongoods
This was my first experience with uncommongoods and it was a great one. Our shipment came fast. True to the name uncommongoods, they really do have unique items in their online store. I really enjoy browsing around on the site! You can see what I mean by browsing in some categories that interest you, like baby gifts for 0-3 year olds here.
More About the Chore Chart System
I found this video to be very helpful in explaining the responsibility board:
Stay tuned for more about our responsibility board and chore chart system. After we use it for an extended period of time, I’ll be sure to post again about what’s working and what’s not.
Do you have a chore chart system that works for you?
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