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As a newbie homeschool mom to my two youngest boys I am jumping up and down over CWIST . Maybe I should be doing the twist to rhyme with CWIST but needless to say I am overly excited at the fun this new site can add to any home to help motivate and inspire children to accomplish various challenges resulting in earning things they are interested in doing , obtaining and even give away. Basically a great way to teach your kids to set goals, work hard resulting in the payoff.
It was easy to see how excited my kids got about the activities as we read each one choosing carefully what would inspire them the most. Of course the math ones that focused on football were a quick choice for my youngest football fan. Your kids will love the large choice of activities to fit every personality.
Are you now saying ” What is a CWIST? ” (pronounced \ˈkwist\)
A CWIST is challenge for kids to learn, get active, or give back to their community. Completing a cwist earns the things that kids wish for.
CWIST is the only digital platform to harness the creative power of both parents and educators to develop, test and share hundreds of challenges that educate the whole child.
The CWIST website hosts an interactive library filled with educational, community service, outdoor and unique challenges for ages 5-10, CWIST helps kids make a healthy connection between the things they want and the effort it takes to get them.
Challenges or “cwists” are crowd-sourced from parents, educators, mom bloggers and experts and posted in the cwist library. The cwists can be anything from organizing a community clean-up, researching fun facts for your upcoming family trip, completing a summer reading list or simply finishing your chores every day on time. Upon successful completion of a CWIST, kids choose parent- approved rewards which can be anything from a sleepover to a trip day somewhere fun, a new toy or gadget they have wanted or something completely unique and original”
While a great resource and community for parents, CWIST is also a great way to see what your kids are wishing for and giving them a way to earn it. Partner companies, like Imagine Toys, Edmund Scientific and more make it easy for kids to select rewards they really want. And if it’s not on cwist, kids can chose and enter their own unique reward.
Not only can kids earn rewards for them self but now CWISThas created a way kids can help make the holidays a little brighter for less fortunate families by earning toys for kids in need through Kids CWIST for Kids which is a multi-‐week giving campaign where kids can complete learning challenges (or cwists) to give gifts to kids in need. The program fosters giving, empathy and personal connections between kids and helps make a child’s holiday wish come true.
Here’s how it works: a child and parent select a child in need along with a gift that matches the recipient’s wish. Parents assign a learning challenge (“a cwist”) that the child will love doing because interactive and it’s fun. Once the CWIST is successfully completed by a child, the toy will be delivered, along with a message of holiday cheer, to that less fortunate youngster through Lighthouse Shelter and Sarah’s House, as well as the Homeless Education Program for Anne Arundel County, Schools, MD.
CWIST is donating the first $1,000 in toys earned by children, and once that giving goal is reached,CWIST’s toy retail partners are giving a 20% discount on toys purchased for children through the program. Partners include educational toy retailers Edmunds Scientifics, Franklin’s Toys, and Imagine Toys.
How to CWIST with your kids
Step #1 – Set up an account for each of your children. Click here for a quick how to video
Step #2 – Select a CWIST – for each of your children. cwists are fun and engaging challenges for kids that promote both learning and fun.
Step #3 – Select a wish – Kids can earn their wishes by completing a cwist, or challenge. or choose to participate in the Kids CWIST for Kids.
Step #4 – Assign the challenge – Once a child has made a wish, parents can assign a challenge or `cwist`
Step # 5 – Wish Granted – When a kid has completed her challenge, she/he has earned her award or may grant a wish to another child.
CWIST is a great way to teach giving to your kids! along with how to set goals – sign up for CWIST today