Autism app: Chore Pad

This week will be our first week to try Chore Pad to keep track of chores. I will post a review of this app next week. The twins are 18, but they have developmental delays and need help staying on task. I’m terrible about charts that hang on the fridge. Our lives are so busy that they either get forgotten or fall off. But the twins love their iPads and iPhones and when I stumbled upon this app I was tickled. I introduced it to them today and they already enjoy navigating it and bringing it to me to see what they’ve accomplished. Description from the iTunes app store: “Chore Pad HD is a powerful, fun tool for motivating your kids to complete chores. Each child completes their assigned chores to earn stars which are redeemable for rewards that you create! Give bonus stars for a job well done or penalty stars to let your child know they should strive to do better. Chore Pad HD’s beautiful artwork is fully optimized for the iPad Retina Display. Check out Chore Pad on the iPhone and iPod touch for the same great features in a smaller form factor.” It has won the following rewards: Featured by Apple in *Education > New & Noteworthy* in over 20 countries. 148Apps Best App Ever Award 2012 – Won 1st Place in Parenting Category 2011 – Won 2nd Place in Parenting Category 2011 – Received an Honorable Mention in Teaching Category GeekMom.com “Chore Pad HD is fantastic for helping organize the family chores around the house.” AppsForHomeSchooling.com 5 star rating and Golden App Award A4CWSN.COM Feature in top 100 favorite apps for 2011 CBS-MONEY WATCH Money and Kids: Teaching Kids to Earn Money iPhone Life Magazine Top pick for most used app by Leigh Shulman, September/October 2011 issue Other important info: NO-HASSLE SYNCING Use a free Dropbox account to sync your data between all of your Chore Pad installations. Syncing happens automatically whenever you open or close Chore Pad, so keeping up to date with changes is effortless. ENGAGING USER CARDS Each child has their own card showing their star and checkmark totals under their portrait. Tap a child’s card to show their Chore Chart, where chores are completed to earn stars. Give out bonus stars to acknowledge a job well done or penalty stars to show more effort may be needed. Flip cards over to show stats for today, this week, last week or two weeks ago. SECURE PARENT MODE Parent Mode keeps Chore Pad kid-friendly by tucking the important setup features safely away. Use Parent Mode to configure users, chores, rewards, syncing, passcode protection and more! MOTIVATING REWARDS Your child earns stars as...

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