Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with PopChart Family with my honest opinion about their program. FULL DISCLOSURE
I am so happy to have the opportunity to share with you a new app that is launching on Kickstarter today: PopChart on Kickstarter
I am a mother and homeschool teacher to our three children and am at home the most with them. PopChart looks like it will be a very fun and engaging way to teach your children to do those things called "chores" in a way that makes them a lot more fun with a very interactive set-up that is a lot like a game. There is a town called PopTown where they will be able to go to the bank, office, avatar shop and home. I love that they can save up their points for real rewards that will instill good habits as they grow up and teach them the value of hard work.
I have not been able to personally try this out since it's on Kickstarter, but I can tell the creators are very passionate about this program and built it for their own children. As they used it, they realized how well it worked and wanted to give the opportunity for anyone to use it that may help motivating their children to do chores. I have read a lot about PopChart and think my children could greatly benefit from the program where it would be a good fit for our family of five. Our children really love when they can customize an avatar and buy them accessories as well as saving up for a real reward as well. I also adore the characters and love the artwork in this app.
In parent mode, you will have the ability to customize this to the needs of your family. I think as a homeschool parent, I would also love to add in their daily school activities we do that will be a reminder where they can receive points as well and felt like this app may benefit some of you if you also struggle with teaching your kids consistency with chores, homework/schoolwork or any other daily tasks you want to teach your kids to be responsible for doing. I love that PopChart has started a blog suggesting chores based on age, of course, this can change on a case-by-case basis as each child is different. You may be interested in checking these out as well as it's a nice free resource on Medium. You can follow them here for great tips if you would love a free resource guide that helps with tips on chores based on age and looks to have other content relating to Family and Kids as well.
In the Marketplace, your children can see their options for what they would like to save up for as they earn points to be redeemed in the future and gives them something to look forward to from their hard work.
As a mother, I also love that the kid mode is very safe and love what they promise. Check out the graphic below.
You also have some great options yourself if you choose to become a backer for this kickstarter and looks to be very fun. Consider this and if you are not able to give, please share if you feel this will help children in becoming more responsible in their family in ways they can help.
Let me know in the comments what you think about this app and if it would benefit you and your family. What chores/tasks/assignments would you add? What are some of the real world prizes your kids would like to save up for? My answer will be in the comments.
Useful links to learn more about PopChart Family App:
Family & Kids Blog
How does PopChart Family work?
PopChart Family on Kickstarter
PopChart's Story -- How it all began!