Because we are such a small family (there are three of us: J, myself and M), we chose our cards out of the deck, with the reward as one Tootsie Roll for each card completed. M chose first, and got the “Wash the car” and the “Take the garbage out” chore cards. Those were quickly passed to Daddy, as M is only 3! Next she chose “Set the table” and “Clean the windows” chore cards. Now these she can do!
So I gave her the plates, napkins and silverware to place on the table. She was so excited! No whining, no complaining!
Next she moved onto washing the windows. I sprayed the glass cleaner on the window for her, but handed her the paper towels to complete it. She did, and made sure that the entire window was clean!
M grabbed her cards, ran over to me and turned them in to redeem her reward. It was great to have her so excited, for having something physical to turn in (kinda like school work). She had a true sense of accomplishment! It’s amazing to me, that this one little card would do that for her. It was as if she had a task, and was determined to turn in her card- and not only turn it in, but turn it in completed. It makes me so happy, as her mother, to see this kind of determination come out in her.
Deck of Chores comes with 52 cards, with the chore picture and chore name printed on them. This is great, especially for those who cannot read yet. They are in bold, large letters too which is nice to also see. It even includes 4 blank cards- for parent’s choice! This I LOVE. They are so versatile! You can use these to play so many ‘chore games’. The possibilities are endless.