I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for CWIST. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
As my kids get older and the school years goes on, I find that getting the kids involved and interested in learning can become difficult. It seems that they get “tired” of learning and I am always looking for new ways to get them interested in learning again. Well, that has become much easier thanks to CWIST!
CWIST is a very cool site that allows me to give incentives to my kids to complete learning tasks. Geared towards kids in K through 5th grade, there are built0in CWISTs to do or you can make your own. The process is very simple too.
I created one just for you to see. This is on Joley’s profile. Joley was able to pick her “wish”. She wanted a dessert upon completing her CWIST. We then went to the CWISTs and picked one out to complete.
We decided to learn about snowflakes and make a 6-sided snowflake.
The CWIST tells you what you will need to complete the task. There are more than just these type of activities too. You can assign a child a chore to complete and give a reward at the end. There are math challenges, scavenger hunts, and so much more. The choices are wonderful and you are sure to find something for every child… but if not, like I said, you can create your own!
Once you complete all the steps, you can “grant wish” of your child.
Joley and Johnny have both showed a lot of interest in this kind of learning because the method of learning is different. I have given Johnny more time on his iPod Touch for completing some math facts. I have given Joley the dessert but we have also had some “girl time” for her completing some letter recognition. The great thing about this program and service is that you can use and adapt it to what you want and what your child needs!
Right now, the CWIST site is also doing the Kids CWIST for Kids holiday initiative. The KidsCWIST for Kids charitable initiative connects a parent and their children to a child in need. Parents assign their children CWISTs to complete but instead of their child receiving the reward, a gift will be donated to a child whose family can’t afford holiday presents. In addition, CWIST will also be donating the first $1,000 in toys earned by children for completing CWISTs to family-supporting charities.
We selected a 7 year old girl who liked craft kits. We completed a CWIST and were able to donate a bangle set to her. Joley really enjoyed being able to give another child a gift. I love that we were able to do something for another child in a way that teaches my kids the joy of working for something and giving to others.
If you haven’t tried CWIST yet, I encourage you to give it a try. It is such fun to do and there are things you can do with your kids too! I know that this has changed the complaints of “I don’t want to” to “yay, let’s learn something new” and that is a wonderful thing!
If you sign up (you should), let me know what you think! I’d love to hear about the CWISTs you do!