Friday, August 20, 2010

a little puppy money

Lately I have been struggling with the girls.  From month to month it seems to change what they resist the most.  Right now it is cleaning their room.  Or in general, doing what they are told when they are told.  I know, it is a typical toddler thing, testing the boundaries.  But for me it is a challenge to deal with both of them while juggling everything else in the daily routine.

I was trying to come up with a way that I could encourage them to do as they are told and in a timely manner.  The answer (for us), puppy money!

These girls LOVE money.  I mean who doesn't.  But, I really don't want to give them real money to do anything.  I more or less just wanted a reward system.  I looked on line for play money and found this.  Perfect!

I printed out several sheets, cut them up and decorated a large plastic cup so the girls would have somewhere to store all their puppy money.

Let me tell you, it is working really well!  Not to say it has worked a miracle, but the girls are responding better with the puppy money as an incentive.  I told them as soon as they get so much puppy money they can go to the store and get a little treat.

We are only a few days in so I hope the excitement of it all doesn't fade that much.

1 comment:

Julie said...

That is adorable! And of course, your crafty touch makes it even better. Good luck with this!