Monday, November 12, 2012

102030Go! Review and Giveaway

When BB started preschool last year I began to think seriously about teaching him responsibility and giving him chores around the house. He was learning how practical life skills at his Montessori school so I thought it was time. I think a lot of parents think that their 4-6 year olds are too young to do things like make their beds or fold clothes, not in my house! How do we expect our children to be responsible citizens if we don't instill in them the desire to take care of the things that have been given to them? Whatever you do, you have to have a system. Now that BB is in Kindergarten I have learned to love systems and routines even more. Thanks to 102030Go! for sending me one of their Family Kits  to review.

The 102030Go! daily system is unique because it asks children engage in:
  • 10 minutes of prayer
  • 20 minutes of reading
  • 30 minutes of chores
The 102030Go! Family Responsibility Kit comes with an instruction booklet, chore chart, prayer board, and weekly theme cards where your child can keep track of their daily activities. 

These are all things that we would probably ask our children to do, just add some structure and accountability to it. I am particularly interested in BB's relationship with God. We talk a lot about God and prayer in my house and I want him to feel that it's as natural as breathing. There's nothing more beautiful than hearing a young child talk about God in a positive manner. I will admit that I made some alterations to this system. Knowing my child's attention span, there's no way I could have him do chores for 30 minutes straight. I break it up into 10 minute slots to ensure he stays on task. I have a timer that I let him set so he knows when his time is up and he can do other things. We also make weekly (sometimes more) trips to the library so he never has a shortage of reading material.

Check out this great video featuring the creators of 102030Go!, Bo and Stacey Govea, , explaining the system and how it can work for your family.

102030Go! is giving me the opportunity to share this great system with one of my readers! Check out the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a Family Kit! 

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Disclaimer: I received complimentary product for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% my own. 

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