For parents and teachers there is no better way to scold a child than to take away his or her most prized possessions, and in 2013, that would be their tablets or smartphones. On the opposite end of the spectrum, it makes sense that the best way to reward them is through the same devices.
ChoreMonster, now available for iOS devices and on the Web, is a new app created for children for the purpose of transforming their chores into “fun” activities. Who knew that was possible?
Children as young as two years old already know how to operate tablets, marking just the beginning of their future technologically advanced lives. It seems that if parents want to garner the attention of their children they have to convert even their disciplinary methods into an app.
The ChoreMonster app allows parents to create an organized to-do list for the week and completion dates for each chore. Parents create a reward system, like cash allowances or video game privileges, and include the number of chores needed to redeem them, essentially creating a game.
With all the new advances in technology, it is even difficult to stimulate students without using the tools that are available on the market. Even teachers are trying to incorporate the latest technologies into their classrooms, like videoconferencing, to capture the attention of students and utilize the new ways of communication.
ChoreMonster is a way for parents to manipulate technology to discipline their children in a way that provides the instant gratification effect that drives this generation. It also serves as a way to communicate with children in the same way that social media and the app world do.
As we see how the auto industry, marketing companies and even the medical field have incorporated technology to expand their capabilities, it seems that parents have begun to grab the reigns for their own personal victories.
ChoreMonster is available worldwide in more than 50 countries and is ideal for children between four and 12 years old, according to the CEO Chris Bergman.
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Edited by Rich Steeves