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This reward chart system has mostly been based on the websites in the credits. The charts have been modified slightly to be more Muslim-friendly or/and more appropriate, insha’Allah. Generally, the earlier you start your child on a reward chart system, the better your child will behave and the more focussed he/she will be in achieving his/her goals, Insha’Allah.
 
For tips and notes on how to use these charts, read the article** below the images.
 
For the PDF or Microsoft Document versions of the charts, click the links below*. Then print from there, Insha’Allah.
Alternatively one may like to right-click the images below and press “Save target as…” to save it onto one’s computer. One may then insert the image/picture into a Microsoft word document or the like, Insha’Allah. Then print.
 
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Little muslim reward chart _ aged 3 to 5

 little muslimah reward chart _ aged 3 to 5

Little muslim reward chart _ aged 6 up

little muslimah reward chart _ aged 6 up

tween muslim reward chart

tween muslim reward chart 2

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Muslimah tween reward chart

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tween muslimah reward chart 2

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Tips and Notes

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How to use your Reward Chart:

 

1) Think about the behaviour or behaviours that you would like to address with your child. The younger the child, the more focused you should be: a pre-schooler reward chart will work best when you just centre on one or two things you’d like to work on. Older children could handle a longer list, alongside a number of privileges which they gain or lose accordingly.

 2) Find a quiet time to sit down with your child and explain the reward chart. Stress that this is not a punishment, but an opportunity for mum and dad to say ‘well done’! Explain that when your child achieves the goals you’ve set out for him/her, he/she will move up the chart, but he/she can also move down the chart. Let him/her choose his/her final reward from a range of approved options.

 3) Your motivation will be the key to making your child’s reward chart a success: keep your tone light and positive when you praise your child and have a ‘halfway mark’ which you celebrate with a small treat, so he/she feels he/she’s really getting somewhere.

 4) Your child has succeeded! Make a big deal about him/her getting to the top of the chart, and, whether it’s a day out or a new book, or toy. Please make sure he/she gets her reward promptly: your child has definitely earned it.

5) IMPORTANT – Parents, please be firm and consistent in carrying out your reward chart system. The child will not respond well to this system if you fail to follow the rules. If the child earns a reward fair and square, reward him/her as soon as possible. If the child fails to do any of the chores or exhibit any positive behaviours, do not reward the child with any stars or points. You may even want to penalise the child by taking away stars or points or even privileges. Your child has to learn that he/she has to follow a set of rules which is quite similar to what he/she has to abide by when he/she becomes an adult in the grown up world.

 

 

Parents’ Notes: 

Younger kids from 2- 5 years

 

Every child is different. You may like to start this system at age 2 plus, but it is entirely up to you and your child. However, if you think your child is a little too young, you may like to start any time from 3 years of age onwards. If a child can associate getting kisses, cuddles or treats for doing something that makes parents happy then they are ready for a reward chart. Remember that very young children can get overwhelmed if they have to achieve a large number of stars. It’s important to make sure you recognize the halfway mark with a small treat –a fun activity at home, baking or a simple game would be ideal.

This age group is easily distracted, so be clear about what kind of behaviour you’re using the chart to encourage – good listening, no more tantrums or even just saying please. Keep him/her focused by heaping on the praise when he moves up the chart. Let him/her choose the end reward to help him/her remember just what he’s working to achieve.

For these kids aged 2 – 5 years old, you may even want to use one of these charts as a potty-training exercise, insha’Allah.

 

Older kids from 6 plus years

 

Use the chart to encourage specific behaviours or arrange daily routines; remember to give your child clear boundaries and goals for his/her behaviour.

At this age, your child is beginning to be more aware of the value of items and actions, so try keeping a list of behaviour you’d like to encourage, alongside a list of things your child could be rewarded with for working towards them. Explain that he/she can gain or lose privileges based on his/her good or bad behaviour, and try using a thought box or diary instead of disciplining with time out.

Let your child help choose the final reward, and make sure he/she receives it promptly so he/she remembers just what she/he was working for.

 

Even older kids beyond 10 years

(tween or teenagers)

 

You may like to start on a slightly different chart which has a longer list of positive behaviours which you’d like to encourage in your child. You are allowed to take away stars, privileges or points if there is any misbehaviour that your child has committed. As time goes by, you may want to increase the number of goals or jobs for your tween or teenager, insha’Allah.

And similar to the previous category, explain that he can gain or lose privileges based on his good or bad behaviour, and try using a thought box or diary instead of disciplining with time out.

Let your tween or teenager help choose the final reward, and make sure he receives it promptly so he remembers just what he was working for.

Conclusion

Don’t give up in being responsible parents. You have to be strong in upholding the rules. Your child will not treat you seriously if you do not follow through with the procedure or rewards. Reward systems have been proven to work, Insha’Allah.

You may also want to use the above reward charts ( or the reward charts in the link below  ) to encourage your children to take wudu’, pray and do other Islamic obligations.

check this out? http://www.islamicfinder.org/articles/article.php?id=427&lang=english

All the best, parents!

Insha’Allah!

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Credits & Resources:

http://kidsrewardchart.com/free-printable-charts.htm

http://www.supernanny.co.uk/

http://www.squidoo.com/free-printables-to-help-with-autism

www.pottytrainingconcepts.com

 

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