The Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart is an activity board that comes with 134 magnets for behaviors and awards. Includes a dry erase board and is made of wood. For children ages 3 and older.
The chart is very well made and durable. I like that because we are using it all the time. In addition, it’s reusable unlike a paper system and therefore more eco friendly. We set up the chores or responsibilities for the week. The kids check it often and get great pleasure out of being able to put their magnets on the things they have completed.
We use the dry erase board to leave little messages to each other too. For instance, if one of them does a chore they don’t really like to do early in the week I will write them a note about a job well done. They might write one back that says “Thanks” or “I knew I could do it.” We have a lot of fun with it. It also takes some of the pressure off the kids by being able to communicate in this fun way.
It’s pretty colorful and because of that it draws the attention of my younger child. He’s not much into being able to read what his chores are yet, but he still knows his name is there and that he has things he has to do. He’ll check it out a couple of times a day and when he’s completed a chore like picking up his toys he gets a kick out of putting his magnet on the board.
This has helped a lot in showing my children they have responsibilities too. It has helped to teach them that if they do what is expected of them they will be rewarded. The accomplishment makes them feel good about themselves. I will keep this chart around for a long time and when the kids are grown and have children of their own we’ll see they all have one too.
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