Mum reveals ‘genius’ way she’s made her kids do chores during the summer holidays

GETTING kids to do chores can be tough at the best of times, but is particularly hard in the summer holidays when all they want to do is play.

A mum has revealed the ‘genius’ way she is getting her kids to help around the house – and parents are praising the idea.

The savvy mum shared how she has made a rewards shop to incentivise her children to do jobs.

Her kids have to gain points for doing certain tasks, and then points can be traded for prizes.

She showed how she had used some plastic drawers for her rewards shop, and her kids can choose treats if they are helpful.

She wrote on Facebook: “For the summer holidays I’ve started a reward points system for my 2 kids (8yo and 4yo) where they can trade their points for prizes.

"It’s been a few days now and the 8yo is reading of her own accord and the 4yo is actually doing more to be helpful around the house, if they do well then I’ll definitely be carrying it on past the holidays!

“The bottles have sand in and for every 20 points they earn they add in a little shell or starfish.”

She added that the sand bottles let her know how many points are earned in total over the summer. 

The mum continued: “When we reach 1,000 points (whether they’ve spent all the points or not) they earn a day trip out.

“Each task is worth a certain amount of points, taking their plates out after eating is 1 point, but the tasks I know the kids dislike doing like reading or cleaning I make those worth it, so 1 point per minute of reading, 50 points for cleaning and tidying their rooms. 

“So you could dish out the number of points earned for different tasks depending on what your kids dislike doing.”

Many people were quick to praise her system, with one writing: “What a fantastic idea! Love this page and all its tricks and tips! Definitely sorting this out today!”

Another added: “Absolutely love this idea, thank you so much for sharing x.”

Meanwhile, a mum made a chore list to trick her kids into doing jobs and says her house is the cleanest it’s ever been.

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