Keen to get your kids out of the door in the morning, is the kitchen a disaster zone and the bedrooms look like the caste of Jumanji has just stampeded through? Time to take on Roosterbank’s top jobs tips:
- Get the children cleaning windows by helping them become a Window Gleamer.
- Clear out old things by starting a Carboot Bonanza. Perfect for helping remove old stuff and getting the kids a few extra quid.
- Has the family car lost its sparkle? Show the children how to be a Karate Kid Car Cleaner and they will have it spotless in no time.
- Cleaning can be boring for children, so make it fun by helkping them become a Cleaning Ninja. Cleaing Ninjas are the best because they can get to those hard to reach places…
What jobs and chores are appropriate?
The ideas above may have given you some inspiration, however not all jobs are always suitable for children of all ages, and many need some adult help. If this is the case we recommend allowing children to do as much as possible by themselves so they can feel a sense of accomplishment.
Helping make it fun!
Children love rewards and we’re not just talking about them in the monetary sense, you can reward in a number of really creative ways. To enable flexibility when giving rewards we built a free reward chart template that allows parents and children the opportunity to keep track of jobs and chores.
Some parents tie jobs to pocket money, whereas others give non-financial rewards such as gold stars or a trip to the cinema. Whatever you choose to do the most powerful lessons come from helping children learn the importance of contributing to the family.
The most popular jobs on Roosterbank can be found in our most recent Pocket Money Index. You can also have a peek at what the average going rate is for each of them.