The lovely people at Miggins and B kindly sent us two reward charts to use in our potty training adventure.
Well if you read the post about how that went down then you will know the chart didn’t really get any use. If you missed that one then fear not you can still read it here.
I decided to not let the opportunity of implementing a reward chart into Max’s daily routine and used the chart for good behaviour instead.
Using this method of monitoring behaviour has been something I have been keen to do for a while. I was just waiting for Max to get a little older so he would if not entirely, understand how it works and what the chart was and how it works.
We were kindly sent two different reward charts the space rocket and the dinosaur. I just couldn’t choose between the two, they both looked amazing. Max is dinosaur mad at the moment, but I was concerned that the chart might not have been visual as appealing as the space rocket chart.
I made the right choice; he adores the chart. I don’t know if he’s behaviour has improved. We simply have not used it for a long enough period to see if it will have a positive effect.
I tend to reward Max for things like eating a meal, helping with Kai or tidying his game’s room. We also had a poo on the potty at the weekend (a real moment of pride for me) so he received the bigger alien sticker for that.
For the other tasks completed such as eating dinner, he has chosen the smaller aliens with the coloured tabs.
The reward chart is situated low enough on my wall so Max can see it, he also puts the stickers he earns onto the chart himself.
I make a point of giving the sticker as soon as he does the good deed. At the end of the week if Max has four or more stickers then he will receive a small treat (or something along those lines, it’s still very much a work in progress)
We count the stickers as he receives them and he is also learning his colours. So the chart is proving to also be educational as well as an incentive for good behaviour.
I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the chart. I was expecting paper but it is actually a vinyl type of material. This means it is easy to keep clean.
The stickers peel off and re-stick very easily and are reusable. You can purchase new stickers from Miggins and B when you feel they may be replacing.
The reward charts cost £12.50 and come in an array of different designs.
I highly recommend Miggins and B, I’m really looking forward to using them as Max gets older, and also for Kai as a behavioural tool.