Wednesday, July 23, 2014
REVIEW: ChoreMonster - empower and reward children for contributing around the house (best free Android apps for kids)
Bottom Line: ChoreMonster is a fantastic tool for organizing and keeping track of your children's contributions at home. Not only does it track chores, but it can also be used to monitor homework, music practice and creativity time to help motivate and reward children who make an effort to set goals and make progress. ChoreMonster is a must have app for today's busy families and has everything you need - for free with no more to pay.
Price: Fully FREE Size: 26.6MB
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Pros/Cons: There are so many features in this app to make it suit your own family, without annoying ads or in-app purchases and it is presented so well that it is easy to navigate around. It will take some time to set up initially but then any changes to the routine can be easily adjusted in the app and one-off events can be added without disruption to the regular schedule. Separate profiles means the guts of ChoreMonster is protected and kids can't cheat their way to rewards by "earning" points without parent approval. The customizability and ease of use means that even very young children or older children working at a lower level can use ChoreMonster independently. Being able to access the same data from several devices empowers children who login and control "their" app on their tablet.
Suggestions for updates: This is a difficult one as there is already so much in this app! Completely not needed, but possibly a fun bonus feature could be a way for kids to trade their monsters (or even their points/rewards). That would be helpful if they swapped chores for a day or helped each other out and felt that a reward could be shared. It may even encourage cooperation!
Summary: I highly recommend ChoreMonster as an app to help organize, motivate, monitor and empower children to contribute around the home. A completely free app that you can customize to suit your own family (or possibly classroom if you want to use this at school). You could even check that your children have brushed their teeth before bed if you have gone out and left them with a babysitter. ChoreMonster is practically perfect.
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Cas really needs to set up a child profile for herself to monitor her housework and give herself rewards for completed tasks.