According to a poll by Braun Research, 82 percent of adults said they’d done chores as children, but only 28 percent said their kids are expected to do them. Why’s that? Marty Rossman, emeritus professor at the University of Minnesota and a chore expert, says that kids who help around the house are more likely to grow into successful adults. Plenty of research supports this claim.
When children help out with family chores, the whole family benefits according to an article by Michigan State University, “The benefits of kids doing chores.” Children build confidence and learn to be self-sufficient while developing a sense of pride in their work. Parents and children have more time to spend time together when chores are divided evenly.
Days are often filled with tasks, especially if young children are involved. But what constitutes a chore versus a task? If a chore is a tedious but necessary task, is a task just something to be done or undertaken in general? One could argue that all chores are tasks but not all tasks are chores.
Parents may ask their children to routinely do the following TASKS: tie shoes, brush teeth, get dressed, and help prepare dinner to name a few. They may also expect the following chores to be done: clean up toys, clean dishes, feed the dog. But if a child is asked to walk the dog—is it a task or chore? Perhaps it depends how the child feels about the activity and if it is a daily responsibility. The word “chore” seems to have a negative connotation and is something not looked forward to.
Researchers from the University of Washington found that changing the way we talk to children about chores may provide different results. For instance, asking children “would you like to be a helper?” is often more effective than just asking them to help. Kids appear to be more motivated when adults make it about something that you are, rather than something that you do.
Regardless of the label, KazuTime can help with it all! Be it a fun task or a tedious chore, KazuTime can help increase focus and concentration in children in a fun way so that tasks get done in a timely manner. Plus, the app enables children to pay attention to time more easily so that they experience (and remember) what 15, 20, 30 minutes, etc. feels like. Try it with your family today! http://apple.co/29Ic3zk