How to Get Your Kid to Do Chores
There’s a new iPad app for parents to incentivize children to do chores. HighScore House! sets up a market for parents and children to assign points to chores and exchange those points for rewards.
Co-founder Kyle Seaman tells us that they’ve tracked 150,000 tasks from about 6,000 users in their beta version (full version will launch in a couple months).
HighScore House! shared some data with us: 43 percent of their users are kids between 5 and 9 years old, with an average task completion rate of 54 percent. Girls have a 2 percent higher completion rate than boys. In general, kids seem to favor low-hanging fruit: lower value tasks (usually easier ones) have a higher completion rate.
Here are the top 10 tasks on HighScore House:
- Brush teeth (AM)
- Make bed
- Bath time
- Clean your bedroom
- Help cook
- Wash the dishes
- Feed the dog
- Brush teeth (PM)
And the top 5 rewards:
- Video games and video game time
- Staying up late
- TV time
- Special treat