Are you having difficulty controlling your kids? Are you stressed because your toddler often asks you for a lot of things particularly after watching those ads on TV?
Take heart because there are apps that can help you deal with the situation. They teach kids to save and invest, do some household chores and homework and work for their incomes.
Young children of today are so obsessed with their tech gadgets and the best thing parents can do to get their attention is to use the technology. As the old cliche goes, “If you can’t beat them, join them.”
The apps for chores are helpful in giving kids chores and teaching them their responsibilities at home. There are two versions you can choose from – the conventional list type or the game type.
If you prefer the traditional list, the Chore Pad is perfect. It’s a check list type which allows you to assign stars that can be exchanged for rewards for your kids. Depending on what technology you will use, subscription rates for this ranges from $2.99 to $4.99.
The Chore Monster is the game type. Lists can be created and points as well as rewards can be assigned. When chores are done, the kid earns points which can be used at the Monster Carnival. The monthly subscription fee is $4.99.
iReward is another app that rewards kids when they show good behavior and make favorable decisions. This is available on Android, iTunes, Kindle, Nook and Windows.
For saving money purposes, PlayMoolah, Tykoon and Bank of Mom are ideal. PlayMoolah works like SimCity and features games that help children build their own planet, manage their creatures as well as spend and save money.
Bank of Mom, on the other hand, is a traditional list type that lets kids monitor their income and expenses. Parents can also keep track of their kids’ chores, their virtual accounts, deposits and withdrawals.
Finally, the iHomework lets parent organize school tasks and calendars. This is a straightforward app that does not involve games but is very useful.
Originally posted on March 29, 2013 @ 5:30 am