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What's it about?
S'MORESUP - BEST CHORES APP aims to be a one-stop shop for family organization, communication, and responsibility. A family group can connect with other family groups to share events and communication. This may be particularly helpful for families who don't fit into a two-parent household structure. The main focus is on assigning and tracking chores and rewards for kids and parents. Built-in chores include more traditional tasks like doing laundry, raking leaves, and vacuuming. There are also healthy habits like drinking water, reading a book, and washing hands. Each chore is assigned a "S'mores" value, which is the currency in the app. Parents can reward kids with objects (some included, but user scan add their own) and/or S'mores. They can also set savings goals and expectations around charitable donations. When kids don't meet family expectations, parents can penalize them by removing S'mores from their bank.
S'moresUp - Best Chores App also includes a family calendar, which can sync with Google calendar. Users can add activities for a specific person or for the entire family. Families can invite other family groups from their circle to the events. There's also the "Family Campfire," which is a communications page. Family members can share posts with pictures and everyone can comment, like, and share. These posts can be shared within one family unit or between family connections. This is also the area where users can connect with support or the greater S'moresUp - Best Chores App community.
Is it any good?
If you're tired of juggling multiple apps to coordinate with your family, this might just be the solution you need. S'moresUp - Best Chores App checks a lot of boxes for busy parents and kids, allowing them to manage all of their activities and expectations in one spot. The drawback is that there's a lot happening in this app. Tasks that should be simple, like assigning a chore, may feel overwhelming with so many options. This isn't a roadblock, but parents should expect to put in some time becoming familiar with all the features. Luckily, the kids' dashboard is more streamlined. They should have no trouble diving right in. And for families who don't like to tie chore to rewards, kids can work toward donations or just toward chosen activities when they finish assigned tasks. S'moresUp - Best Chores App will be the perfect option for a lot of families and the free pricetag means there's nothing to lose in tryng it out.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about rules around social media. What is and is not appropriate to share online? Is that different when it's a closed environment (like S'moresUp - Best Chores App) vs. open sites like Facebook?
Talk about collective responsibility. What are the expectations for family members in terms of doing things around the house?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Skills: Self-Direction: goal-setting, motivation, personal growth
Communication: conveying messages effectively
Health & Fitness: hygiene and self care
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: December 10, 2019
- Category: Lifestyle
- Size: 52.80 MB
- Publisher: Rotation 5, LLC
- Version: 2.12.09
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 11.0 or later; Android 4.4 and up
- Last updated: December 18, 2019
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