Reward Charts

The Treasure Island rewards chart has been developed by psychologists at Clear Horizons to help parents manage their children's behaviours. This full colour chart, complete with instructions, back story, and magnetic "monkey" character, helps track your child's progress against the tasks that you set out for them. Compared to the traditional sticker rewards charts, the map design helps children as young as two years old follow their advancement along the map trail until their character reaches the treasure and the children get their reward for conducting positive behaviours.

Rewards charts have been known to help children experiencing:

  • Tantrums
  • Bed wetting
  • Sleeping issues
  • School avoidance
  • Problems following routines
  • Fighting/not sharing with other children
  • ... and many more behaviour issues

This chart is completely reusable, and is excellent for children from 3 to 10 years old. Each chart includes:

  • The "Treasure Island" rewards chart map
  • The "monkey" token
  • Full set of instructions
  • Adhesive magnets to put the chart on your fridge or whiteboard
  • Additional "rebus" game designed for older children

Do you need replacement instructions for your Clear Horizons reward chart? Please contact us so we can help you.

Why REWARD good behaviour in your child? Challenging behaviours are reduced, and learning takes place, when young children are taught to associate good behaviour with a rewarding outcome.

Why USE A CHART? Motivation is increased when we can track our progress towards a desired goal. The eye catching nature of charts increase children’s interest in following rules, but also make it easier to understand rules as their thinking skills have not developed. Having a rewards chart can also help you better understanding your child’s interests, skills and areas that require support.

What to BE CAREFUL of. Avoid using money as a reward, as it sends the wrong message that good behaviour can be bought and bargained with. The most effective reward for your child is your time - which serves to strengthen the bond between parent and child! Do not rely on reward systems as the only tool for encouraging positive behaviour in your child. Good communication with your child about their behaviour, modelling your own positive behaviour (e.g. good communication with others), and consistency with your expectations are KEY elements in developing healthy behavioural habits in your child.

How to make rewards APPROPRIATE?

  • Consider your child’s age, ability to understand instructions, interests and skills.
  • Give regular, small rewards to maintain interest and plan for bigger rewards to encourage perseverance in your child.
  • Rewards may include; choosing dessert, picking the family movie, day out with mum/dad, baking in the kitchen, delaying a nap, enjoying a bubble bath, playing a board game with parents, finger painting, making play dough, performing for the family (e.g. puppet play), visiting the museum, playing dress ups, having a playdate with friends.
  • It is essential that the rewards are meaningful to your child.

Why is it still important to use CONSEQUENCES? We've established the importance of clear and simple rules. Rules are not only to promote harmony in your house, they are to ensure your child’s safety and develop their knowledge and reasoning skills to help them flourish in life. Positive behaviours can still be reinforced through reasonable consequences (e.g. loss of a privilege). Consequences should be delivered immediately, and should be comparable to the severity of the behaviour. Open communication after conflict is essential for learning and a resolution to take place.