The Challenger Calendar is an amazing way to help kids set and achieve healthy goals. Kids can set their own goals and Parents can set goals and assign them to their children.
Purpose: Empower child to think ahead — to set goals, achieve them and check them off, making it more effective than just the parental commandment, Eat your veggies!
Kids setting Goals – have your child login and click on the Goals Tab
Goals help kids gain a sense of self by declaring their own goals and writing in their journals. The Challenger Calendar offers kids the ability to create a goal, check the goal off and receive reward points. It also allows them to write notes about their food, how they played that day and anything else, including their feelings, in their journal. If a parent assigns goals, the child can complete them and earn ZisBoomBah points or reward from their parents! Children can print off the calendar as well.
Kids can create their own goals by following the instructions below.
STEP 1: Click the Goals tab on the ZisBoomBah homepage. This will take them to the Challenger Calendar. To set a Personal Goal, click on Personal Goal Tab, then:
- Have your child enter their goal into the Title box at the bottom of the page
- Click Create Personal Goal
- They can choose to add more goals, or go back to the Challenges tab to view all the goals
STEP 2: Click the Challenges tab to return to the Goals homepage. Goals are now visible to the children. They can see which goals they created for themselves and the goals parents created for them with this key. This symbol is listed on each goal the child has.
When a goal is completed: click the star and it will then turn yellow and your child will have earned the points assigned for that goal. Each child goals is 50 ZisBoomBah points.
STEP 3: To look at future and past goals: click on the Next and Previous buttons on the challenge tab. This will take them day by day so they can see daily goals.
Kids can also view their goals for the entire week. This is located on the left hand side of the screen under their antvatar.
STEP 4: Once the child starts setting their own creativity, play and food goals they might start noticing the positive effects it has on their bodies, minds and energy levels. The Journal is a great place to write down all their changes they are seeing! This activity is very important in reinforcing healthy habits. If your child is recording how much better they feel or how much faster they run when they have a good breakfast, it will continue to encourage them to repeat those behaviors. To create a journal entry follow the instructions below.
- Click the Journal tab on the Goals homepage
- In the Title enter the main topic of the journal entry
- “Breakfast on Wednesday Morning”
- In the Body the child should write a few sentences or even a few paragraphs on how they felt physically and emotionally that day.
- “My breakfast was made of 2 eggs, some bell peppers that I cut up, and some mushrooms. On the side I had some toast and a glass of milk. I think it gave me good energy because I paid more attention in class and was the fastest runner at recess.”
- Click Submit Journal Entry when the entry is complete
They are now able to look at all of the past journal entries an review what affects healthy, and unhealthy, lifestyle choices had on their lives. It is especially important to look back in the journal on days parents or children when cooking healthy is too hard, or going outside to play is too much work. Reading the journal will remind them why living healthy is so important! And who better to tell them the benefits than themselves?
Parents setting Goals – login and click on the Goals Tab
Challenger Calendar: Parents can engage their children with goals assigned to a day or multiple days, and have the ability to assign goals and set rewards for as many children as they like — all six of them, or just one. The features on the Challenger Calendar are quite flexible.
Parents create their own Category of Goals for this kids such as chores, habits or fitness. Then, within those categories, they create goals and make assignments just one day at a time, or for a whole week. In addition, parents can request a progress report daily, weekly or monthly. They system allows for the utmost flexibility.
To set goals for kids, read the instructions below.
STEP 1: Log in as the Parent and Click on Goals. This will take you to your goals dashboard.
STEP 2: Then select the child or children this goal applies to. Select them by clicking their antvatar in the upper left corner.
STEP 3: Choose a goal you’ve previously entered or create a new one. To create a new goal:
- Select the category the goal fits into.
- Creativity – For goals that require the children to use their imagination and art skill. This could be Setting the dinner table in a themed setting or Creating name tents for each person’s place setting at the table.
- Play – For goals that require kids to get moving!
- Food – For goals that involve food. This could be something like Choosing a recipe from ZisBoomBah recipes page or Cleaning the refrigerator to look for expired food or produce that is not longer fresh.
- Or can create your own category! New categories can be created on the Goals homepage.
- Enter the goal Title
- Select the Difficulty of the task
- Click Create Goal
STEP 4: To set these goals on the child’s calendar, drop down all arrows on one of the categories. Then click and drag the goal to the calendar day it needs to be completed. The goal can be placed on multiple days. Repeat this until all goals are added to the monthly calendar.
STEP 5: Once all goals have been assigned to their days, it’s time to set the rewards!
- Click Add New Reward in the Awards section of the Goals homepage.
- Parents can either add their own reward (i.e. Going to the Zoo, New Pair of Shoes) or award their child with ZisBoomBah points.
STEP 6: Last but certainly not least, remember to set alerts so parents know when goals are achieved. Alerts can be set to: Daily, Weekly, Monthly or Never.