iRewardChart: Chore Tracker App Review
Price: Free In-App Purchases
Many parents are tired of the traditional reward charts. They just don’t seem to motivate your kids anymore? iRewardChart may be the app you are looking for.
iRewardChart is a reward system for tracking good behaviors. Behaviors (or tasks) could be things like using good manners, completing chores, or getting ready for school on time. Children are rewarded for good behaviors with gold stars. After accumulating enough gold stars, the stars can be cashed out for rewards you have established. Rewards could be things such as; bowling night (30 stars), $2 pocket money (10 stars), a new book (10 stars). One advantage to using a system like this is that you have the ability to update the chart immediately. The traditional sticker charts are hard to carry with you!
Reports of the children’s behaviors can be shared on Twitter or Facebook, or this feature can easily be turned off. Another feature, some may chose to use, is the ability to use a passcode to lock the updating of charts. The user interface is intuitive, for kids and adults. The total number of stars earned, number paid out and the current balance is displayed in a way that you can easily find them. As is, the recent score for the current and previous weeks, and the history of the most recent rewards.
A photo of each child can be imported and it appears next to their name, which I think personalizes the chart for the kids.
A lite version of this app available for free. The lite version allows for one child, four tasks and unlimited rewards. The full version allows for unlimited number of children, tasks and rewards.
This app currently does not have the ability to share the charts between devices. It would be nice to be able to update the kid’s charts on either of our devices and then sync them.
Recommended age: 4-12
iRewardChart is a sticker chart on steroids! I was a bit of a skeptic before downloading the free version, but we quickly moved on to the full version and I am now a firm believer! It has made such a difference at our house. View More By This Developer
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★★★ Featured under AppStore “Busy Parents” essentials ★★★
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iRewardChart makes it easy to reward your children for good behavior and keep them motivated.
1. Type their name,
2. Select a few tasks from our list of suggestions, and
3. Reward their accomplishments with a single tap in the weekly chart
When stars have been earned, your child can pick from the default list of suggested rewards, or you can setup your own custom rewards especially tailored for each of your children, like “$2 Pocket Money” or “One Hour Of TV”.
Children love to feel responsible, challenged and respected. But most children don’t like being told what to do… iRewardChart also allows you to set up abstract goals like “Patience” and “Sharing With Others”, so rewards teach the virtues you want your child to learn.