Simple motivational reward tracker for toddlers

by amanda
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This past week my focus was shifted to my older son who came down with chicken pox. Being confined at home, it was the perfect opportunity to get started on the learning reward tracker I have been thinking about.

Simple motivational reward tracker

Going to kindergarten next year means he has to take reading and writing seriously. It is often an arduous task getting this active toddler to sit still, let alone do some writing. I have been scratching my head over how to motivate him, especially to take an interest in learning Mandarin words. Thought I would give this reward tracker a try and it worked!

Loosely translated the title is ‘Jun Xuan’s Chinese words learning tracker’.

I drew a grid with 7 by 5 boxes. To include him in this process I let him decide what rewards he wanted for every 5 completed worksheets (or words learnt). Then he got to colour in the reward items. He got straight down to work on earning those stickers! He completed the tenth one while waiting for our doctor to certify him pox free, and was rewarded with a well deserved ice cream 🙂

Simple motivational reward tracker for toddlers
colouring my rewards chart
Simple motivational reward tracker for toddlers
Hard at work earning my stickers
Simple motivational reward tracker for toddlersSimple motivational reward tracker for toddlers
another sticker earned
Simple motivational reward tracker for toddlers
thumbs up means i'm done!
Simple motivational reward tracker for toddlers
enjoying my reward

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2 comments

Carol May 29, 2018 - 1:45 am

I love this! Did you have to set guidelines to the type of rewards he can choose to have? If so, how did you communicate that?

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amanda May 29, 2018 - 3:37 am

Hi Carol! I didn’t set guidelines, rather I asked him to think about what treats he enjoyed the most, then explained that treats must be earned. So he picked his favourite things as ice cream, sweets, French fries, playing on the ipad and going to the playground.

He would keep track of how many more to go before he gets something (and he doesn’t get it before he fulfils the number of stickers required). He was pretty self motivated on this!

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