Sunday, June 12, 2011
Yep you heard me, I am 100% pro WAR...chore wars that is :) If you haven't checked it out, I highly suggest stopping in for a look. Chore Wars! is a great interactive website to help motivate kids to do their chores. I recently read about it in some parenting magazine and thought that it was too advanced for my guys. Today I became desperate for them to help out around the house and decided to give it a whirl. What's the worst that could happen? Right! They could not get it and I would still be cleaning house by myself OR they could love it. I'm not saying it's kid perfect. My guys are a little young for most of the elements of the game, but they do enjoy earning gold coins, battling the "giant stuffed teddy bear, enormous dust bunnies, and killer earth worms" of my chore world. I know you're thinking, "that sounds great, but what's it going to cost?" IT'S FREE!!!! Yep really and they don't even require an email address. It is slightly time consuming to set up unless you request a standard "adventure." In a nutshell, if your kids are younger it would be best if you take the time to set up easy "adventures (ie chores" for them to complete, make the treasure kid friendly (squirt gun, sling shot, bubbly potion, sunglasses, etc) and please PLEASE make sure that you edit the monsters to be anything but what they see in their nightmares!!! I'm sure I mentioned it before, but Gage is terrified of ghosts. I changed all the monsters to giant stuffed teddy bears, enormous dust bunnies, stinky bed bugs, killer earth worms etc. So far my guys love it! They ran from room to room cleaning to earn points and even went as far as to plot their chores for tomorrow. I don't know if this enthusiasm will last forever, but as of right now I am one happy mommy!!!!