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How to Use Blank Chore Charts

How to Use Blank Chore Charts

Blank chore charts are an easy way to inculcate a sense of responsibility in your kids through the small tasks assigned to them. Knowing how to use them will help kids learn to follow a schedule and manage their tasks.
AptParenting Staff
Last Updated: Sep 7, 2018
Nearly done with the chores
Blank chore charts are an efficient way to manage the daily chores. They will help you keep a track of your daily tasks. Moreover, this is one of the best ways to assign daily tasks to your kids. It is especially useful as it can be customized according to your needs.
Benefits
Firstly, you need to understand the purpose of these charts. These can be customized according to the age of your kids, and hence, the chores appropriate for them must be included. Next, encourage them to follow this chart. Remember that this will help them manage their studies and chores together, and get into the habit of a proper schedule to be followed.
They will understand that this task sheet is a representation of their responsibilities; hence, it will help in the child's development.
Maintaining charts for your kids will also help them establish a daily routine, which is very beneficial for their future.
It will also include habits like reading and writing; hence, it will also help in improving the skills of your kid along with other healthy habits. With these and many more benefits, the charts are a great idea.
Using Blank Chore Charts
In order to gain maximum benefit from the charts, using them properly is very important. If you are not aware of how to use or organize one, here's how.
Assign Task
Girl writing chore list
Firstly, consider each of your kid's age. Now, make a list of the chores to be assigned for your kids on a rough paper.
Decide whether it is to be a weekly or monthly chore chart. It's recommended to start with a weekly chart. You can analyze the chart every Sunday and change or add chores or even keep it the same. Now, properly assign chores for each kid. Remember there has to be an equal distribution of tasks, not only in terms of number, but in terms of time consumed also.
The difficulty level will of course depend on the age of each child. For kids who cannot read, the chart can include pictures to help them understand their chores. Like for taking laundry to the laundry room, have picture of clothes, and for placing toys and books in their place, draw a picture of toys or books.
Evaluate
Once the tasks are assigned, ask them to tick or write a note when the task is done. Some tasks will be daily tasks, and some will be those that have to be done once a week. So, make a detailed chart accordingly, consisting of the name of each kid and the tasks assigned. On every Sunday, count the number of chores done by each kid.
The one who leaves minimum number of chores undone gets a reward! For undone tasks, find out the reason. This will help you tell them a solution or a way to get it done next time, thus, educating the kids. You can rearrange the chores for assigning the next week's tasks.
You can rotate the chores every month and increase the difficulty level bit by bit to give them a new experience.
Make sure that the chores assigned to the kids do not become a burden. Consider the total free time they have in a day while assigning them tasks. They must have enough time for studies and for playing as well.
Also, ask your kids to give ideas while customizing the charts. They can also make the decoration part of this chart. Moreover, you can ask them to prepare pictures for themselves. Place the chart in a place where each member of the family can see it, like on the refrigerator door or a family room.
Remember that though the charts can help you get your small hands for a few simple household tasks, the purpose behind these is to make them more responsible as individuals. Using the blank charts rightly and following it is essential so as to make it a success!