I came across this great product on Families With Purpose - Melissa & Doug Magnet Responsibility Chart. Families With Purpose is a great resource website for families and has great encouragement too. Their mission is “We inspire and enable parents to create a meaningful family life for themselves and their children by providing products, resources, and services which empower parents to take control of their family life and build a warm and loving home.” I think this is so amazing to me as a mom.
Families With Purpose sent me this product to review for them. For those who read this blog you will be able to enter a giveaway for your very own Magnet Responsibility Chart!!!!!! I love a giveaway, so enter! (See the bottom of this post for the giveaway. DISCLOSURE: I did receive a free Responsibility Magnetic Chart from Families With Purpose that has enabled me to do this review)
Here is how we are currently using the chart in our home.
We have hung the chart in a place where we see it all day. We didn’t put it in Bryson’s room or is a corner. I knew if we did that we would not use it. This chart is heavy and made very very well.
Every week Bryson (my 5 year old son) and I sit down and pick out the 7 responsibilities from the 27 magnets provided that he will focus on for the week. We place them in the spaces next to the days of the weeks. I love that we can change them out easily each week and change things up. They also give you 2 white blank magnets to write your own responsibilities on.
With the chart, you get 63 reward magnets that are super cute smile faces. When they accomplish a responsibility they place a reward magnet next to the responsibility magnet under the correct day of the week.
Bryson is finding this so enjoyable and it keeps him engaged in what he needs to do throughout the week. One rule we have is you must do the responsibilities with a positive attitude or you don’t get a reward magnet.
At the end of the week, if Bryson gets 30 reward magnets he earns his small allowance and a slurpee or Icee from where ever he chooses. His allowance is set at $3 a week right now. He has three jars - Save, Spend, Give. He puts a dollar in each one. We are doing it this way until he understands the math of how to split up his money for Giving and Saving. This has worked well for him.
Families with Purpose has many many more amazing products that I can’t wait to look at and try.
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**I will add my own pictures tomorrow!