THE CONTRIBUTIONS BOARD
The Contributions board is a sticker chart with a difference! It has been developed to encourage individual members of the family to help each other out more, work as a team and help them to appreciate the efforts of their ‘team members’.
What does the Contribution Board Do?
The board helps children to see what is involved in running a house, teaches them about taking responsibility, sharing and thinking of others. It also encourages personal development, life skills and communication and can help with a child’s self-esteem as they see they are able to be helpful and feel like they belong to something special.
How Do You Use it?
Each member of the family chooses a coloured square time that is just for them and every time someone in the family does something that helps everyone out in some way they choose the relevant sticker and place it on their coloured square. If there is no suitable sticker they write what they have done on their square. For example, there is no sticker for tying your brother’s shoes or turning off the TV when asked to.
Each member of the family does this for a whole week and at the end of the week you will see who has contributed what to family life. You can then use the completed weekly page as a discussion point over a family dinner to see who has done what and do something special to celebrate the family working hard as a team. Once you have evaluated your week you can then turn over to a fresh clean page and start again.
The board is a great motivator for children. It encourages them to join in and do things but keep a lid on the competitive nature. The Contributions Board is suppose to be fun with a serious undertone of commitment, team spirit and collaboration. Every family needs a great team!
Each board contains 280 stickers.
How to buy The Contribution Board
£16.99 (plus postage and packing costs)
For shipping outside of the UK please go via the Kids Coach website to get in touch with Naomi.
What do Parents Think About the Contribution Board?
“These boards are a BRILLIANT IDEA! Do try them at home friends. We could all do with a little more help and the kids feel good when they have contributed too.” – Julia, Mum to two boys
“We have tried them too. Have to agree they are ACE!!”– Becky, Parent
‘The Contribution board has really encouraged both my children (ages 6 and 10) in helping around the home and without me asking to help! From emptying the dishwasher through to keeping their bedrooms tidy, this equates to a very happy parent!” Lauren, London.
“It is like having fairies in the house. My children are thinking more about what they need to do to help me and doing it.” – Lucy, Bucks
“It got a little competitive in the beginning but now the children are getting into good routines about thinking and doing things for the other family members.” Mrs James
“They are now making their own beds and emptying the dishwasher. My youngest son even wiped the table after breakfast without being asked. What more could I want?” – Katie P