>Kids: (Almost) Free Rewards for a Job Well Done (at home)

>Kids: (Almost) Free Rewards for a Job Well Done (at home)

Ok … so in a perfect world children (people) should not be given or expect rewards for doing what’s “right” or expected … but let’s face it, we all like a little special recognition now and again, and children are no different.

Question:
The question then becomes: What rewards can I offer my child for a job well done that won’t break the bank?

Answer:
Here are some “free” rewards to keep in mind when you want to give your kiddies a little something extra!

(A) Indoor Rewards:
Arrange for a play date
Have a sleepover
Go camping in the house: Create a makeshift tent and sleep in a different room (e.g. livingroom)
Play a favourite family game (child’s choice)
Ask your child to plan the menu for his/her favourite meal
Extra computer time
One extra TV show
Extra phone time
Extended curfew
Do one of your child’s chores
Hugs & kisses (as always!)!

(B) Outdoor Rewards:
Arrange a play date
Go for a bike ride / hike / walk (your child plans the route)
Go to the park
Have a picnic in your garden or at the park
Play in the sprinkler
Have a food fight outside
Go camping in the garden
Play in the ball room at Ikea
Visit the library (check their calendar for any free readings/events)
Visit an art gallery or museum (e.g. The Royal Ontario Museum is free from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m on Wednesdays)
Visit the zoo at High Park (Toronto)
Hugs & kisses (as always!)!

e.g. for additional Toronto ideas check out the following links:
“Ten FREE (or CHEAP) Things to Do With Kids in Toronto By Toronto4Kids”: http://www.toronto4kids.com/content/view/730/
“Toronto with Kids (For Free)”: http://www.tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i6775-Toronto_with_Kids_For_Free.html

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