Fun, Simple Family Chore Chart that Can Use Apps as Rewards, Out Now

in Lifestyle (E)

[] Tampere, Finland - Adapkit introduces Monsta Points Reward System, an innovative digital reward chart for iPad that makes it easy for parents to set goals, and really motivate their children to earn the rewards, including new apps and games. Designed to be used by children from school age and up, kids can report their own progress, create wish lists, and even customize their own personal Monsta. Parents control the scope of apps or other rewards offered, and can share feedback about the available content.

Building Responsibility With Positive Reinforcement:
Experience shows that using a system of positive rewards is a great way for families to guide their children's behavior. Parents have a valuable tool to teach children responsibility; and kids get a clear, easy-to-follow path to earning rewards and recognition for their hard work.

"Rewards charts are traditionally stuck on the fridge door, and become 'just another chore' for moms and dads to do," said Steve Ellis, Design Lead for Adapkit. "With Monsta Points, we created a goal-setting system that is really simple, and uses a digital rewards chart that is both easy and fun for kids to use."

Monsta Points includes hundreds of common household tasks that can be assigned (ranging from brushing teeth and doing homework to doing the dishes and taking out the trash) along with delightful rewards built right in to the app.

What makes Monsta Points different from other task managers is that parents can instantly offer real rewards (such as a trip to the park or a movie night) as well as digital rewards in the form of hundreds of apps and games that are hand-picked from the App Store. Or, parents and kids can create their own rewards to suit their needs.

"Using the instant rewards capability of Monsta Points, there is no more hunting around for pocket change or waiting for another day to give your child a well-earned reward - and you can easily reinforce the positive effect of a job well done," said Ellis.

Parents Maintain Complete Control:
All the while, parents are in complete control with Monsta Points. For instance, when offering apps as rewards, parents can choose to see only learning apps, or exclude apps that include in-app purchases (no more surprise charges on mom or dad's credit card).

Additionally, Monsta Points gives parents the opportunity to score the quality of the apps and games used as rewards, and report aggressive advertising or in-app sales. It will be possible to share this information with other families using Monsta Points, so that the extended community can help one another to make smart decisions about app downloads. The Monsta Points website can show a running total of all the Monsta Points collected worldwide. Santa used to be the only one who knew which country has the best-behaved kids!

"Start using Monsta Points and see how quickly your children learn to take responsibility for their weekly chores," Ellis said.

Device Requirements:
* Requires iPad with iOS 4.3 or later
* 14.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Monsta Points Reward System 1.01 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Monsta Points is free to download, with no promotions or advertising. If apps are chosen as rewards they can be purchased separately from the App Store.

Founded in 2012, Adapkit is commited to creating apps with family value. Based in Tampere Finland, the team has wide experience of mobile products and web service deployment. This Finnish-based startup company is made up of three dads, all with a concern for discovering the right apps for the own children - and finding ways to help make parenting easier. With a new iPad in hand, and realizing there just might be a way to convince the kids to help wash the car (while they continue to think of this activity as something fun to do instead of a chore), the spark of a new idea took off, and Monsta Points, their first mobile app, was born. Copyright (C) 2013 Adapkit. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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