Reward Chart for Children 7+ Years
Children from the age of seven have reached an important stage of their life. They have conquered the developments of the first six years. It is a time when they are settling down and life is at a steadier pace of growing and learning. They are settled into school with their chosen friends, and reading and writing becomes a major interest. Children of this age are also interested in everyday life tasks and they have a strong desire to do things right, independently and perform well. However, they now have a longer attention span for things they enjoy, but they are also at an age where decision making can be a tough call. This is where conflicts can often arise.
So the theory behind My Credit Chart is to give children from seven years of age direction. The chart creates a central point in the home for children to refer to with minimal adult involvement. It provides a list of everyday activities such as getting dressed, eating healthily, helping around the home and completing homework – quite achievable activities for a child of this age but so often require adult encouragement to see them through. Completion of the activities are acknowledged through a check-mark system, a more grown-up way to record achievements than that of the ‘sticker’ reward system.
By providing a physical, visual tool children have the responsibility of monitoring themselves and being in charge of their time. In addition, setting simple rewards encourages them to see through their routine and complete the activities.
Children feel motivated to use My Credit Chart. Minimal adult interaction is required to sensibly set rewards, oversee the routine and give praise for their child’s endeavours.
My Credit Chart provides families with a more settled home life bringing great comfort from structure and routine – a great support for families of children living with Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia.