This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CNET News Video: Sure I'll clean my room: Apps to motivate children
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CNET News Video: Sure I'll clean my room: Apps to motivate children

1:03 /

If you’ve ever had a stubborn child refuse to do his or her chores, this Tech Minute is for you. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on two websites that can help motivate children to complete their tasks by offering various rewards as incentive.

ChoreMonster is a new service that can help motivate your kids to do chores around the house. ChoreMonster is a new service that can help motivate your kids to do chores around the house. The web version has a very simple interface. The web version has a very simple interface. An app also works on on iPhones and iPads. An app also works on on iPhones and iPads. The Android version is coming soon. The Android version is coming soon. Parents can assign their kids chores, either from a predetermined list like brush your teeth or help with pets, or they can create their own like take the recycling to the garage. Parents can assign their kids chores, either from a predetermined list like brush your teeth or help with pets, or they can create their own like take the recycling to the garage. Give the chore a point value, due date, and then send it off to your child to complete. Give the chore a point value, due date, and then send it off to your child to complete. And once they do, they can work up to specific rewards the parents offer, valued at different points, like a new toy, or even something bigger like a camping trip. And once they do, they can work up to specific rewards the parents offer, valued at different points, like a new toy, or even something bigger like a camping trip. Goodie Goodie works in a very similar fashion, but is only for Apple smart phones and tablets. Goodie Goodie works in a very similar fashion, but is only for Apple smart phones and tablets. The Android compatibility is coming soon. The Android compatibility is coming soon. Once you create a chore and it's completed, your child can redeem points for electronic gift cards to his or her favorite retailers. Once you create a chore and it's completed, your child can redeem points for electronic gift cards to his or her favorite retailers. Parents can also add instant points if they witness spontaneous good behavior. Parents can also add instant points if they witness spontaneous good behavior. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, cnet.com for CBS news. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, cnet.com for CBS news. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] ChoreMonster is a new service that can help motivate your kids to do chores around the house. ChoreMonster is a new service that can help motivate your kids to do chores around the house. The web version has a very simple interface. The web version has a very simple interface. An app also works on on iPhones and iPads. An app also works on on iPhones and iPads. The Android version is coming soon. The Android version is coming soon. Parents can assign their kids chores, either from a predetermined list like brush your teeth or help with pets, or they can create their own like take the recycling to the garage. Parents can assign their kids chores, either from a predetermined list like brush your teeth or help with pets, or they can create their own like take the recycling to the garage. Give the chore a point value, due date, and then send it off to your child to complete. Give the chore a point value, due date, and then send it off to your child to complete. And once they do, they can work up to specific rewards the parents offer, valued at different points, like a new toy, or even something bigger like a camping trip. And once they do, they can work up to specific rewards the parents offer, valued at different points, like a new toy, or even something bigger like a camping trip. Goodie Goodie works in a very similar fashion, but is only for Apple smart phones and tablets. Goodie Goodie works in a very similar fashion, but is only for Apple smart phones and tablets. The Android compatibility is coming soon. The Android compatibility is coming soon. Once you create a chore and it's completed, your child can redeem points for electronic gift cards to his or her favorite retailers. Once you create a chore and it's completed, your child can redeem points for electronic gift cards to his or her favorite retailers. Parents can also add instant points if they witness spontaneous good behavior. Parents can also add instant points if they witness spontaneous good behavior. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, cnet.com for CBS news. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, cnet.com for CBS news. [MUSIC] [MUSIC]

New releases

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat...
5:50 20 September 2014
The 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack has the muscle car power (and fuel economy) to back up its nostalgic...
Play video
Line up for an iPhone 6, get a...
2:11 20 September 2014
Why do people wait in line for days at Apple stores for the latest iPhones when they could preorder online?...
Play video
3D Pocketcopter crowdfunding soars...
5:13 20 September 2014
This week on Crave it's your last chance to order a Pocketcopter that doesn't exist, run for your lives from...
Play video
Genius hacker Walter O'Brien tells...
3:11 20 September 2014
When Scorpion makes its debut on Monday night, it will bring hacking and computer security to prime time like...
Play video
The hidden features inside iOS...
2:04 20 September 2014
Brian Tong shows you the features inside of iOS 8 that you might not know about.
Play video
The 404 Show 1,554: iPhone 6 launch...
28:45 20 September 2014
Today Bridget Carey tells us how she survived the iPhone 6 launch chaos that unraveled at the flagship Apple...
Play video
Best tablets under $250
2:59 20 September 2014
CNET's top five Android tablets that can be had for less than $250.
Play video
iPhone 6 launch mania: Bigger phones,...
3:00 20 September 2014
The now-annual iPhone launch spectacle seemed different this time around. At Manhattan's marquee Apple Store...
Play video