Friday, 31 January 2014

custom reward chart (or how to help your child to behave!)

 I finished a commission of a personalised reward chart for a friend whose daughter has been waking up in the night:


I used lots of pretty girly fabrics, appliqued her name and made some felt stars with a pocket to keep them safe:


It is backed with home dec fabric and corners with a dowling rod to easily hang it up:



The feedback has been wonderful, her daughter has been asking to go to bed early and if she's up in the night to use the toilet she heads straight back to her own bed so that she can "get a pretty star"! This is the start of good sleeping habits and I know how much kids love things with their names on. 

The chart can be used for any type of praise you want to give your child and since I made one for our children I can really vouch for the effectiveness. We starting using it in November 2012 and they still love being rewarded and sticking the badges on the chart, the novelty hasn't worn off!

Another check off my FAL list :)

Custom reward charts are now available in my Etsy shop.


In other news head over to le challenge for a special guest post by Alyce about the Tokyo Great International Quilt Featival and inspiration for the Rising Sun theme.

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at Riddle and Whimsy


and finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts





17 comments:

  1. I was just debating how to get my daughter to do her morning routine without constant nagging...this could be it!

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  2. It's lovely and such a thoughtful gift too.

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  3. It's very cute! My son likes reward systems like that for a week or so and then is bored. My daughter is nearly 2, so we'll see if she's into rewards like that or not.

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  4. That is a wonderful, great idea! Very interactive for the kids and totally different to keep their attention!

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  5. This is a great idea and really pretty too :)

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  6. Oh, i love this idea, i need to try this with my two little guys!

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  7. What a great idea, we need one for our eldest but I had never thought to make one out of fabric. Fantastic! Great for scraps.

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  8. Lucy it's beautiful and a brilliant idea

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  9. this is so sweet Lucy, and a great idea.

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  10. Too late I fear for mine! Though praise does work on teenagers too!

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  11. Very cute! great idea. let's see if this comment posts..

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  12. That's charming and I just love the name Freya! I've said it before, but you're such a lovely mum. :) -Letty

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  13. Mine would need to be much bigger to fit all the categories their behaviour needs to improve in.

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