Where To Buy Melissa and Doug Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart – Review
The Melissa and Doug Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart is the latest addition to our household, and I must say that referring to this as a “toy” is a little misleading. This is a fantastic tool for motivating your kids. I recently bought a couple of these for my daughters, who are 4 and 2 respectively. I was thinking that it would be more of a “use at some point in the future” gift for both of them to be honest, but the 4 year old is already very much into getting rewards for completing the tasks. It’s not just getting the reward that she likes, but it’s also placing the magnets on the board and filling up her column for the day.
The chart comes with magnets with all sorts of different responsibility titles. Here is a list of the titles; get dressed, make bed, clear table, take bath, put toys away, keep hands to self (“don’t touch Daddy’s things” might have been better here…), brush teeth, stop whining (I haven’t awarded this one too often), apologize, say please/thank you, help with indoor/outdoor chores, no teasing, show respect, load/empty dishwasher, put clothes in wash, don’t use bad language, set table, take care of pet, do homework, make bed, clean room, take out trash and there are also 2 blank that you can write for yourself.
Of course not all of the tasks are appropriate for my daughters, I won’t for example as them to take out the trash, but I will reward “making an effort” in pretty much all of the other tasks. I think that a reasonable amount of responsibilities for one day is 10. You can also assign an allowance system for each task completed. For example if you gave 10 cents for every 2 tasks completed then that means they can earn a $3.50 allowance with 10 tasks a day 7 days a week. Quite a good system that seems to get my older motivated, but she has yet to earn the full amount.
I went for this product for a few reasons, firstly because I just wanted a way to get my kids doing positive things during the day, but also because this particular product is reviewed and ranked so well on Amazon.com. It has the No.7 rank just in the “Toys and Games” section, but it has the No.1 rank for Toys & Games > Learning and Education. I was finally convinced after looking over some of the reviews.
Thanks very much for reading this Melissa and Doug Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart review. I recommend this as one of the best “toys” that you can buy for children aged 3/4 to 13 years old.