Free Superhero Reward Chart Printable!
Aspen turns three in three months and we’re just starting the whole potty training thing. I have been putting it off for many reasons (earthquakes, moving house, moving to Australia) but really the main reason is that I’ve been scared. For some reason I’ve always dreaded the potty training process. I think it’s less to do with the amount of cleaning required (which is heaps, by the way!) and more to do with a fear of not succeeding and feeling like a bad Mum (which is pretty much the case with every transition we’ve gone through so far). Having just started daycare and finding all her classmates use the (cute little) toilets there, I figured now was the time.
Well you could have knocked me over with a feather that things have gone really well! A week in and we’ve had great success thus far. Aspen jumps on the potty when she needs to (most of the time) and she’s now telling me when she needs to go. I think the trickiest part so far is working out the knickers. Pulling them up and down isn’t quite working yet.
I think a lot of the early success came from using a reward chart. Having something visual for Aspen to focus on has made it easier to discuss. Although mine was thrown together in 5 minutes, it has space for stickers that she gets every time she goes wee or poo. If your child isn’t into stickers, I hear that yummy treats are successful too (M&Ms seem to be the most popular!)
The very talented Mari from Small for Big collaborated with me in creating a reward chart that you can use yourself! She drew those fab illustrations and you can go to her site and download the Superhero Girl chart. Click below to download the boy version. You can use this for any behaviour you want to encourage – chores, homework, manners… just write the goal at the top and the individual items in the boxes on the left. Once they’ve reached the superhero lightning bolt, they get a special prize (a trip to somewhere special/new toy/etc). It even ties in nicely with this Superhero Potty Training Book that my friend is using right now and says is working really well. If you’d like to read more about the facts behind reward charts and how to use them effectively, this is a great post. Good luck with whatever you want to achieve together. Hope this helps
Download the Superhero Boy Chart here: Boy Superhero Reward Chart
Sized to US LETTER but also fits on A4. Feel free to print in larger formats by clicking on ‘fit to page’
Download the Superhero Girl version at Small for Big here.
For another design collaboration, check out this Mother & Child wall art printable