Best Chore & Behavior Monitoring Apps for Kids [Updated for 2020]
Setting the foundation for your little ones
We Reviewed Dozens Of The Best Chore & Behavior Monitoring Apps for Kids So You Don’t Have To. Here Are Our Top Picks.
Household chores for kids are not only great ways to share the work around your home, but they also are crucial for developing important life skills and values such as a positive work ethic, a connection between hard work and satisfaction, and the ability to follow through and follow directions.
Parents have been assigning chores to their children for hundreds of years, but now technology can help you keep tabs on the whole process. Here are some of the best apps for chores and behavior management that we’ve found!
Chore Pad offers a great way to keep tabs on chores that are assigned and completed, and has a built-in rewards system to motivate the kids. Best of all, you get to assign the rewards! That way, you can choose things that will motivate each individual child the best.
Chore Pad is easy to use and works well for any size of family. You can even use it with a classroom or other larger group! It costs $4.99.
Here’s an app that is more organized than many of the others. It also helps children know what time of day to do the assigned chores, which could be great for families with children who struggle to remember to do basic tasks. It also resets itself each day, so once you have it set up, you don’t need to mess with it again until changes are needed.
The app also includes a built-in timer to encourage speedy compliance, a to-do list for tasks that only need done once, and a message system. It’s only $4.99.
This app offers tools to manage household chores and so much more! There are also features to manage allowances, family schedule and even a closed social media platform to stay in touch with everyone, including extended family.
The app is completely free, and allows you to invite a partner to help manage things. You can also include any number of children.
Homey Chores features the unique ability to actually make transfers to children’s bank accounts after chores are completed (with your express permission, of course). This means you won’t forget to pay the kids after they’ve worked so hard!
Parents can easily set up chores that are unpaid or paid, sync with all household devices, and track kids’ progress toward goals. Talk about convenient! The app is free to download, and offers in-app purchases to cover various areas like bathroom chores or kitchen chores for $1.99. You can also buy an unlimited yearly version for $49.99.
Allowance & Chores Bot takes the drudgery out of keeping tabs on how much each of your children earns for which chores. Automate and make this task more efficient with this great app. Set up daily, weekly, or monthly allowances for each child, keep track of different rates of pay, and/or pay by the chore. This app gives you lots of flexibility.
You have the option to make certain chores mandatory for full allowance payment, or to assign chores for extra payment. You can deduct money from the child’s “account” when they spend it, so you can eliminate dealing with coins and paper money if you wish. The app is free to download, and offers optional subscription plans ranging from $2.99 monthly to $19.99 annually.
This chore and allowance monitoring app is simple and fun, but also powerful as you might need it to be. It can manage everyone from young children earning stars for completing chores to teens who are making real money by helping out and need it to go into a real bank. The app has loads of features so you can customize each child’s program.
It costs $2.99 and will simplify your management and fix things so you don’t have to keep track on your own. There’s a great parent dashboard and it syncs across all of your iOS devices.
iReward lets you create a star chart or token rewards board to give your children a visual tool for improving behavior. The app even allows you to upload pictures of what needs to happen first and the reward that will follow.
This app is great for all children, but will be particularly useful for those with special needs. It has loads of features to help you customize it for each child’s individual circumstances. The app costs $2.99.
Help children learn skills such as patience and taking turns with this behavior management app. Set up scheduled tasks that need to be completed, or earn rewards for practicing waiting skills. There’s also a section about learning to manage feelings.
This app includes some books to help children learn the tasks at hand, the ability to customize by adding your own pictures, voice, and recorded instructions, and much more. It’s another app that would be very helpful to support children with special needs. This app is $6.99.
Parents can set up a star reward system for multiple kids with this app. Assign different star values to behaviors or actions and offer a reward for meeting the preset goal. It’s a proven way to help children learn to do what is expected.
The app is free to download and offers in-app purchases ranging from $1.99 to $4.99 per item. It includes a calendar that shows awards, so you can monitor progress and see if your current plan is effective.
Dirty Kids is one of the apps featured in our Chore & Behavior Apps For Kids post that is great for young children to learn and practice simple skills like getting themselves dressed, taking a bath, and cleaning clothes when they get dirty. This virtual environment is easy to use and is especially fun for little ones. If you are looking to get a jump-start on teaching little ones some general life skills, this app is a great way to start.
The app costs $2.99. It’s engaging and fun, as well as being positive and wholesome.