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Downloadable Zone Cleaning for Kids Clean 'n' Flip -- Make Chores Fun!

Times Tales

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"I got the chore chart and my 8 year old has turned into a super cleaner!" Children love knowing exactly what to do and enjoy the immediate sense of accomplishment as they work through the chart. P...

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Categories: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, Life Skills
Product Type: CD/DVD, Poster/Chart

Product Description

"I got the chore chart and my 8 year old has turned into a super cleaner!" Children love knowing exactly what to do and enjoy the immediate sense of accomplishment as they work through the chart. Parents love knowing that "I'm done!" actually means the room is clean. Does not include Zone Laundry PDF.

Who is it for?

Any parents who want to get (and keep) their children more involved in household chores

What is included?

  • Downloadable chart, allowing for all sections to be checked with a marker and/or customized -- perfect for laminating!
  • Instructional DVD download that walks children through the process, demonstrating the correct way to complete each task. The DVD also gives parents tips on how to best utilize the program.
  • Basket labels used for cleaning the bedroom.
  • Kid-friendly cleaning solutions: safe, frugal and easy to make cleaning solutions
Why buy?

This fun and unique chore system is designed to help children visually and systematically work through cleaning the kitchen, living room/entry, bathroom and bedrooms independently and with ease.

Step-by-step illustrations make chores simple -- non-readers can easily follow along! Simply flip to the first page in the flip chart and follow the illustrated instructions. Use a marker to check the box then flip the page!


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    Great to give children direction in their cleaning.
    Mar 31, 2017

    I have been looking at this for a while, and was debating whether to spend the money or make one myself. So I bought.

    I use it with my 10 year old daughter and she loves following it. Each room is slightly different, for example, the bedroom (i believe) says to put everything into the middle of the room, where as the living room says to collect somethings into a basket, then put away. I have even used it myself a little.

    I bought the download version and laminated and have been meaning to go to staples to have it bound. I have it in a basket, in order, which has been working out fine for us also.

    Louise S - Homeschooler - Member Since March 2016
    My house is so clean!
    Jan 11, 2017

    This was exactly what I needed! I have 3 children, ages 6, 12 and 13. My older children have good cleaning skills, but I wasn't utilizing them properly, so more often than not, we would ignore day to day maintenance and end up with a marathon cleaning session that made no one happy! I bought this system, printed it out, and gave each child a zone. There are 4 zones, so I kept one for myself as well. The older children simply read the list and did the work, and I was able to work with the little one to help her follow the directions and not feel overwhelmed. It was quickly obvious to everyone that if we follow the directions every day, they house stays looking nice, and the work takes 10 minutes or less each day. The only exception is the kitchen. We use our kitchen a lot, so that one still takes longer. However, we are rotating the jobs, so each person will only have the kitchen once a month, and I think it will work. Anyway, I love it, and would definitely buy it again, and I definitely recommend it!

    Amanda G - Member Since December 2016
    Great teaching aid
    Nov 07, 2016

    This program doesn't quite fit the dynamics in our family, but it has great teaching and ideas. I am trying different ways to use it with our four elementary age children. I would purchase this as a download again.

    Elizabeth L - Homeschooler - Member Since November 2015
    Maybe Buy the Print Version
    Aug 23, 2016

    Others have already reviews the product. I too like it and think it is helpful, but after buying the download version, I have some regrets about buying the download version. I chose to have it printed professionally so it could still be spiral bound but had each zone in its own flip book. I had a great discount but still ended up paying enough to buy a whole second flip book set. The time to laminate at home may not be worth the $5 savings. I also wish I could have bought the laundry download at a discount with this purchase...

    Sarah K - Homeschooler - Member Since August 2016
    Great Idea, But . . .
    Jul 20, 2016

    This is a very good idea, and fairly well done. I'm using this with my three youngest kids, ages 7, 5, and 4. It would work for any age, all the way up to adulthood. My oldest does the flip chart all on her own, I help the 5yo with some items, and the 4yo and I share a zone. As with most things, there are both good and bad aspects of it. I'll highlight some of them.

    The Good:
    I love that it comes with a DVD for the kids to watch, to help them learn how to clean.
    The pages are heavy card stock, so they'll hold up under lots of use.
    There are large, clear, attractive pictures for each step, so my young non-readers are able to mark off their jobs.
    Tasks are broken down into easily manageable steps, so that the job isn't overwhelming.
    The step-by-step procedure is easy to follow, and for the most part it makes sense to a child's mind.
    It allows me to change who has what zone, by writing the child's name on the first page of his zone. Right now, we're going to try having each child have a zone for one month, and then switch everyone.

    The Bad:
    The marker does not wipe off of the pages well at all. After the second day, there was a hole worn in one of the checkmark squares. I've found that the only way to make it work is to use rubbing alcohol on toilet paper each time. Even so, it's wearing away a little at a time, and after a month is getting close to being unusable.
    The DVD is rushed. For some jobs, it shows the child doing the whole job, but for other chores, it barely shows anything, and skips several things, like cleaning toilets and showers. It's a great idea, and a great start, but they could have put more instruction into it.
    Some steps are in a strange order. For example, they have the child straightening the chairs before mopping the floor, cleaning the sinks before toilets, and straightening up items on the bathroom counters before wiping them down.
    In the kitchen zone, it never asks for the sink to be cleaned, and it tells them to place items in the sink but never tells them to wash them or put them into the dishwasher. Of course you'd think the kids would realize that that needs to be done, but if everything else is on the checklist, it would be nice if that was as well.
    This is more a matter of preference, but there are some jobs I'd rather have done more often, and other jobs that I'd have them do less often. There is nothing they can do to fix this, because different households require different routines, and there's no way they'd be able to make everyone happy.

    In all, I like this program very much.I just wish I had known beforehand that there was a downloadable version.

    Raina J - Homeschooler, Parent - Member Since July 2016

About the Seller

Times Tales
981 Reviews

Trigger Memory Co. is owned and operated by Jennie von Eggers & Marillee Flanagan, sisters. They have been in business since 2003. They are two homeschool moms that were looking for an opportunity to help kids and have a small business. Jennie von Eggers created the stories for Times Tales in 2003 as a quick way for her two grade school boys to learn their upper times tables. She got tired of the same old boring flashcards. Jennie is always looking for unconventional ways to teach her kids. They have since published Zone Clean 'n' Flip products as well at the Memory Trigger. Most of their children are now in college but both the homeschooling adventure as well as their small business has been a blessing to both owners. 


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