Gamification for parenting

My 4 year old wouldn’t do anything I asked so I decided to test out some gamification tactics to see if she would respond better. Researching this I found these great examples but I decided to start simple. Using Evernote I created simple tasks with checkboxes next to them. I first noticed my daughter’s interest in checking off these boxes while we were doing the grocery shopping one day. She would ask for the item and I would show her which checkbox to check off. I realised her reading was improving through doing this.  Now whenever I am struggling to direct her to complete a task I grab my phone and put it into a note so she can feel the sense of accomplishment of checking it off.  After she washes her hands first of course.

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