Potty Training Reward Chart
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Printable * PDF format * A4 paper


Charts are a great visual aid for toilet training. Potty training reward chart is a more particular form of potty-charts.

 

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What is a potty training reward chart?



Some of the moms I’ve spoken with, said that the combination of Potty-Charts and small prizes worked great for their kids.

Research also suggests that reward systems tend to be effective with little kids, when learning to adopt a new behavior.

Although you can use any given potty chart with or without prizes, here in potty-training-tools.com we’ve taken the time to create original templates that are tailored specifically to work with prizes.



Our reward charts are available in PDF format and printable (A4 paper). You’ll need an Adobe Reader – link for download is available further down this page.



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A Selection of free printable reward charts to choose from

In this page you can find a bunch of templates based on the concept of a potty training reward chart.

Each template suggests a different way to combine potty chart with rewards.

Once you start - I guarantee you’ll come up with more ideas.

Scroll down to see the available charts -- and suggestions for how to use each of them.




Potty Training Reward Chart #1

free potty training reward chart


Description:

The left column of the chart displays the toilet training "milestones": desired behaviors or actions that are part of the learning process.



How to use this chart:

For each behavior (row) you’ll see 6 columns containing smiley icons.

You may decide that each column represents a single day in the training:

  • Accordingly, let your child paint the relevant smileys at the end of the day. Meaning, one smiley per row – if he has completed the action.
  • It’s all right if some of the smileys remain blank at the end of the day… more challenge for the next days.

Your other option would be to use this chart more flexibly:

  • For instance, you can use-up multiple smileys per day in the beginning, while every small success is still new, and then tune it down as the training progresses.
  • This may require you to start a new chart every day.

The reward part: You’ll see a gift-icon at the end of each row.

  • The general idea is to let your child accumulate a few smileys (=successes), before you give an actual reward.
  • If you’re using one column per day, it means you only present rewards after 6 days.
  • Let your child paint inside the gift-icon when you announce that he’s earned a reward.


Reward Chart #2

free potty training reward chart

 

Description:

This chart has the exact same principle as reward-chart-#1. The only difference is - it has a stars template instead of smileys.

(No further explanation needed.. Use this chart the same way as you would use chart #1.)


Reward Chart #3

free potty training reward chart


Description:

Chart #3 has the same concept as Chart #1 and #2: Toilet training actions / milestones presented on the left, and six star-columns.

The difference here is in the reward part:



Instead of identical gift icons, this reward chart presents 3 different types of icons. Accordingly, it suggests using 3 types of prizes:

  1. Small prize
  2. Big "pee prize"
  3. Big "poo prize"


How to use this chart:

You can use one column per day - or more flexibly, as explained above in Chart #1.

As for the rewards: The general idea is the same as before, we just figured it could make things more interesting if we categorize the rewards.


More reward chart templates - after this parenthetical article...


[---- Parenthetical Article ---- Potty training rewards: Yes or No?

Small rewards for potty training are quite popular, but there are certain psychology / educational approaches who advise not to use them.

For instance, the Adler approach encourages parents to work on creating internal motivation rather than using rewards. (To read more about that, check out this page: A discussion with family consultant about motivating kids in potty training + additional related tips.)

On the other hand -- many other professionals say that offering small rewards for a limited period of time is ok, and certainly an effective way to boost kids’ motivation.

My 2 cents? If it’s working - use it, but keep it reasonable. Do it for a limited time, because eventually we want kids to develop daily toilet habits without expecting rewards.

Keep the prizes small and symbolic: Stickers, coloring books, etc. You could also make and print stuff like medals and certificates.

Leave some room for “big prize” in case you need it and save it for a special occasion, like the first time your child makes poo in the toilet. But even then, “big prize” is only relative. Bottom line - keep it modest.

---- End ----]



More reward chart templates coming up -- below:

 


Potty Training Reward Chart #4

free potty training reward chart

 

Description:

This chart has the exact same principle as reward-chart-#3. The only difference is - it has a smileys template instead of stars.

(No further explanation needed. Use this chart the same way as you would use chart #3.)

 


Reward Chart #5

free potty training reward chart

 

Description:

This chart has the exact same principle as chart #4 and chart #3, only, instead of starts/smileys - it has blank cells template.



Here are some suggestions for how to use charts with blank cells:

  • Mark a little “V” sign or an “X” sign, for a completed action.
  • Draw a little smiley face, or: a flower, a little heart, a sunshine, a star, etc.
  • You can write down the number of times your child has succeeded in a certain behavior, for instance - write down ‘4’ in the “made pee in toilet” column.
  • You can use this chart with stickers: Smiley faces, stars, a specific figure that your child favors, or anything really. Just buy a whole bunch of stickers and let your kid post them in the relevant columns. 



** Special templates for Potty training reward chart **


If you'd like to get a different idea -- check out the next couple of templates.


Potty Training Reward Chart #6

free potty training reward chart

 

Description:

This chart has a 'flow' similar to the ones presented before, but it offers a different reward system (a slightly more exciting, we hope..).

As seen in the charts above, the potty training actions are displayed on the left bar of the chart.

The top of the chart presents days 1 to 7. (Unlike before - here the days are written explicitly.)



How to use this chart:

The chart offers a 7-days program: Single row per day.

For days 1-2, 4-5, and 7: Draw any sign in the blank Square in the relevant row, to indicate that your child has completed a certain action.

The reward part:


  • Day 3 column presents a few different gift icons, according to the action row.
    Overall 3 types of prizes: Small prize, Big "pee prize", and Big "poo prize".
  • You can use "Day 3 prizes" to reward your child for persistence.
  • Day 6 column also presents gift icons, similar to Day 3.
  • Use "Day 6 prizes" to motivate, and reward your child for greater persistence.
  • ...The icing on the cake: A big prize is waiting at the end of 7 days. This one can be a bigger deal, like a specific present or a special Treat that your child has really been waiting for.


Reward Chart #7

free potty training reward chart


Description:

This chart has a different format. Here, the potty training actions are displayed on the top of the chart - and the left bar displays days 1 to 6 of the training.



How to use this chart:

The chart offers a 6-days program, but you can extend it for as many days as you like.

The basic concept is to use a single row per day.

Draw any sign in the blank Square below the relevant image, to indicate that your child has completed a certain action.



How to use the reward part:


  • At the end of each row there is an icon for "small prize", which you can give the child at the end of each day as a small token of appreciation.
  • Then, as a token of persistence -- a slightly bigger prize, at the end of 3 days.
  • And as a token of great persistence -- a bigger prize at the end of 6 days.
  • Let the child paint inside the gift-icons when you announce that he’s earned a reward.
  • The end-of-day small rewards can be something symbolic, like a homemade medal, sticker, etc.

Reward Chart #8

free potty training reward chart


Description:

This potty training reward chart is the same as chart #7, only with smiley icons instead of blank cells.

 


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