best Melissa & Doug toys you could invest in, kids can watch the act of everyday chores develop into accomplishments that could earn them a prize when their goals are reached. Afterall, the average child won't care how much dust has collected on the curio cabinet -- or how many grease splatters there are on the stove-top; unless, you make it a task that can benefit everyone.
How does it work?
The Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart is equipped with a dry-erase boards and 90 chore magnets. Each one is different -- some of them are harder than others, like load or unload the dishwasher and some focus more on good manners and habits, like "no teasing!" or brush your teeth. All 7 days of the week are represented and when a child completes a chore successfully, they get a little colorful smiley-face next to their responsibility. Kids can have up to 7 chores per day -- that's 7 chances to earn rewards for doing things that build their sense of competence and self-confidence.
Each "chore" is necessary to the fundamental growth of your child. This may lead you to ask, "How does taking out the trash help my child's essential life skills?" As adults, we're expected to be clean, organized, and well-balanced with good hygeine -- the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart gives children a head-start in the right direction. While adults get treated for their efforts with clean homes and chore-free weekends, children can gain other rewards -- such as monetary values per chore that add up at the end of the week for the just-for-fun toy of their choice. It's a win-win way to teach kids how to be responsible; a lesson that will stick with them through the rest of their lives.
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