A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Allows specific chores and tasks to be assigned to family members to promote independence. Users earn virtual tokens for starting and finishing activities that can equate to real-world rewards and improve success and confidence. Special features are included to help kids and adults with ADHD.
Ease of Play
Adults will need some time to acclimate to the features of the app when learning to create to-do lists, as there are lots of options to customize each chore or task. Kids can view their to-do lists easily but will need to have basic reading skills so they can identify what they need to do and how to complete it.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Incentives and customization make this tool a helpful choice, especially for kids who have trouble getting started. For many kids (and adults!), not just those with ADHD, it can be hard get motivated, remember all the steps to a project, and sustain their focus to finishing chores and activities, especially if they aren't any fun! iGotThis Family rewards kids and adults for starting and finishing tasks, as well as completing them on time. Customized settings give parents options to personalize activities any way they like, as well as choose rewards that are money-based or incentive-based. The app automatically defaults to one user, so kids may have to use the drop down menu to choose their name when moving from one screen to another, which could cause some confusion. Because it's text-oriented, it could be difficult for struggling readers, but parents can get creative by using emojis in descriptions to create visual reminders so the chore is clearer for younger users. Being able to use images would enhance its accessibility. It would also be nice to encourage intrinsic motivation over time by shifting the incentive system. It takes time to setup, but for parents who are committed to designing chore programs and remaining consistent with monitoring them, updating the chores and rewarding their kids for the activities, it could ultimately power struggles over non-preferred activities, giving kids a way to be more independent, confident and successful.
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