Reward and Encourage Skills and Knowledge that are beyond what most kids can do. Life and Success Skills Development are best.
Any relative or mentor can contribute $ or points toward some reward Make up your own reward score card. Offer an Extra reward for a verbal or written report on what was learned and the lessons learned from what was done.
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$25 for touch typing 25 words a minute $100 for touch typing 50 words a minute $50 for juggling 3 balls for 15 seconds and another $50 for juggling 4 balls 15 seconds. $5 for every self development tape set you listen to. $2 for listening to CDs of parent selected music (exposure to hundreds of types of music) (reward for identifying selected music or composer) $2 watch selected classic movies on video $3 watch selected informational videos
$5 know the definition of the selected words in a heritage language list and use them in a sentence.
$1 to learn and use each rope knot, and $1 to demonstrate a knot a week after learning it. (truckers knot is always helpful) $1 to learn how to flip food in a sautè pan like a chef $1 to learn each style of neck tie knot.
$ to be able to say hello, goodbye, thank you etc in different languages.
$ to know the location of major cities and other geography in the US and the world.
$1 for each unsolicited comment by people to your parents complementing you for manners, behavior, attitude etc. fixing bicycle flat tire make a hospital bed corner how to properly polish a pair of shoes grow a vegetable from seed that I can eat when ripe to be able to iron a shirt and pants demonstrate how to floss teeth to identify hand tools and show how to use them sew on a button fold cloth napkin in a fancy style identify the bones of your body pick a company on the stock exchange and be able to follow it and quote approximate price on request hard boil an egg so that the shell comes off easily make fluffy rice seeing selected theatrical plays interviewing adults for career advice and experience identifying tools and supplies at the hardware store – know what they are used for. identify musical instruments identify classical music by name or composer identify locations on local, state, national and world maps identify countries by their flags
Life skills encouraged learning how to use a sewing machine backing up the car or truck into a space with a trailer attached identifying trees, edible plants, birds by site or call learning how to cook/prepare various things
Services to dad wash and wax his car $10 gardening/ landscaping
memorizing and reciting famous quotes, stanzas and poems
reading the Roman numerals at the end of movies to know when they came out or the SuperBowl year.
reading selected books: extra reward for a discussion of the ideas and messages of the book as it is being read Many of the classics are free on the internet Jonathan Livingston Seagull The Little Prince Classics like Horatio Alger
Reading important things aloud and with feeling. (theatrical and presentation reading style) Gettysburg address Declaration of independence
Measure your body parts and then estimate the size of things. Finger tips to elbow is almost a foot, thumb and pinky spread apart is 6” , arms stretched out is ?, wrist to finger tips is? Ground to the bottom of your knee cap is ?