Review: Deck of Chores
I am currently trying to get my preschoolers more involved with doing chores. And anyone with children knows it’s all about making things fun- or else you “lose” them. When I was given the opportunity to try out Deck of Chores, I thought it sounded like a cute idea.
The packaging is simple. The cards are roughly 5”x3” and printed on heavy stock paper. There are 5 sets of each chore- washing the car, vacuuming, empty/load the dishwasher, etc. Each chore is illustrated with either the apparatus used ( e.g., a dishwasher) or a cute scenario, however, when a chore has a person in it, it’s an adult. I’m wondering how effectively that would be if you’re trying to get your kids to do the particular chore.
Supplied in the package is a card that suggests a few games that the deck can be used for. They were cute ideas, but a little too over my children’s head. I used 3-4 chores with their pair and played a memory game with my 4 year old. She really enjoyed getting a match, meanwhile being exposed to chores that are needed around the house.
Some of the chores (washing the car, vacuuming, dusting, etc.) are a bit much for young children. I’d really recommend this for kids age 7 or better- when they’re really able to grasp what they’re doing and how to do it effectively, let alone reach what they’re doing. There were a few chores that my children could handle, and ones I use daily- load/unload the laundry, emptying and loading the dishwasher, etc.
This is a really cute alternative to the standard chore chart posted on the fridge. Especially if your child(ren)’s learning style doesn’t particularly fit into the chart style.
Disclaimer: The following is a product review conducted by one of our writers, Erin Phillips. The set of cards was provided to IS World Media at no cost by Deck of Chores to facilitate the review process. This review is the honest opinion of our reviewer and is not paid content. No fee was received for the writing of this review.