Once again school is out, and we are rebooting our Pick Five chore system. Here is the skinny on the stroke of genius that has gotten us through 2 summers of my working full time from home with three kids (now 12, 9, not quite 4 years old) and keeping my sanity!
These are the benefits I’ve seen in the two summers we’ve used this system:
- A set of chores and activities that they can choose and do on their own.
- Self-regulated screen time.
- Built in reading time.
- Simple rules: do your 5 chores anytime you choose, one TV show, one 30 minute session on any other screen, additional screen time is earned by doing extra chores.
- Kids that contribute to the household chores!
Here is a link to the original post from May of 2014:
Here’s our updated chores and activities for our growing kiddos!
Still a great system, and still adding refreshment by the score to my life. Enjoy!