While 93 families in the Memphis area entered the challenge, the raffle picked among those who did enough chores to complete the challenge and decided on four winners, who will get to see the shows for free.
Although banks won’t approve credit cards for kids under the age of 18, a lot of kids now have and use credit cards as the authorised users on their parents accounts.
A 2016 Parents, Kids & Money survey conducted by T. Rowe Price revealed that 18% of children ages 8-14 now have access to credit cards, even if as much as 66% of parents believe kids should be at least 15 to get access to their first credit card. The number of kids with credit cards has actually more than quadrupled in the last four years!
Today, we are featuring a guest post by Carissa Howard, a lawyer turned stay-at-home mom, who created a website, Shopping for Time, a resource for busy people, dedicated to time in all its various forms: time management, time savers, efficiency, and quality personal and family time.
“I wish there were more hours in the day.” I hear this all the time.
Time. We all want more of it. Time to be with our families, our kids, our friends, time to work, time to sleep, time to exercise, time for a house project. Just more time.
As parents we might try to limit our children’s access to screens, but I know it is not always that easy. What we can do is make sure we provide them with educational apps, that will also keep them entertained for hours. Finding great quality apps can be hard, especially next to a busy schedule and always bored kids asking to play mindless games on the tablet. And since our kids are in the phase where they want to know everything about every possible animal on the planet, I created this list of apps that can help kids spend some time on their mobile devices and learn at the same time.
Great news everyone! Our mobile app Homey was reviewed AND approved by Best Apps for Kids – one of the best online resources for parents looking for great apps for their families. On their site they feature only the best apps they find – and only the ones they find are safe and beneficial to kids. We’re thrilled and honoured that the team behind the site recommended Homey to their readers!
They wrote “Homey is a unique chore app designed to help get every member of the family on the same page when it comes to taking care of the household responsibilities. With the ability to set up your household and unique chores for each member of the family, this app offers a great alternative to the traditional app chart. It includes leader boards, pre-loaded chore tasks, and the ability to take pictures of the tasks when they are complete in order to help households keep up with the ever-growing list of chores.”