Rewarding children for good behaviour

Once children are a certain age rewarding them for good behaviour generally works a treat, doesn’t it?

“You can have a biscuit for tidying up your toys.”

“You can have that toy you’ve wanted for ages for doing well at school” and so on.

We had previously used a sticker reward chart when E was potty training (a good few years ago now!) and a countdown calendar for his birthday, but when we were asked to review The Reward Box, I was quite excited.

The idea of The Reward Box is much like that of a marble jar – once it’s full, you receive a treat. E is used to the marble jar from school, and just last week his class filled the jar ten times over so they were allowed to watch a DVD in the afternoon on the Friday before half term.

When The Reward Box arrived, both the boys were rather excited and asked me straight away what it was.

I explained that it was a very special pirate treasure chest that they had to fill up with stars to receive a very special treat. There is also a rather gorgeous Fairy Reward box for girls which I loved the look of!

Currently, they are aiming to fill up the treasure chest so they can go on an aeroplane to Germany which they are both desperate to do. (we have already booked our long weekend to Hamburg next month)

So far, stars have been handed out for things like good sharing of toys, good listening, not waking up and asking to be tucked in (this one is a real bugbear of mine!) amongst a whole host of other things.




The Reward Box is a lovely sturdy wooden box that is beautifully made and comes with an organza bag of chunky wooden stars which is great for little hands. I like this take on a reward chart because you can easily re-use it time and time again for different treats.

We are using The Reward Box for a big treat to go on an aeroplane, but you can, of course, use it for anything to suit your own need. From small treats like chocolates or small toys to be able to watch an episode of their favourite TV programme or time on the iPad. We are also planning on using The Reward Box when M is ready to start potty training. There are also lots of reward ideas on their website.

The Reward Box is currently working well with the boys as a team effort to collect as many stars as they can, and they both get very excited when their good behaviour has been rewarded with a star. The Reward Box is sitting in pride of place on top of our sideboard in our dining room where the boys can see it. E loves to open up the chest now and then to count how many stars are already in the chest and working out how many more he needs to be able to go to Germany.

This would also make an ideal gift as you can even have the box personalised. The Reward Box currently retails at ยฃ35

Win a Reward Box

The lovely people over at The Reward Box have very kindly offered me one to giveaway! All you have to do is simply enter via the rafflecopter widget below.

Terms & Conditions
The giveaway is open to UK residents aged 18 or over only and will end at midnight on 20th November 2015. The prize is a Reward Box of your choice (Pirate Chest or Fairy House). The winner will be drawn randomly using Rafflecopter and will be notified within 48 hours of the giveaway ending. If no there has been no response from the winner within 72 hours a new winner will be drawn.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

NOTE: I was sent The Reward Box in exchange for an honest review of the item. All images and opinions are my own.


  1. I really like this! Such a good idea to have rewards other than treats so I like the concept. A bit prices though #KCACOLS

  2. Sleepingthroughyet

    This is a great idea, I can imagine my daughter really liking this! #parentingpicks

  3. This sounds like a great idea!! I think it is very important to teach our kids to get rewards after finishing a task. I like the box,it is very cute. I would like to get the pink one for my girls! ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is a great review lovely! Thanks so much for joining me at #KCACOLS! I hope you can join me again next week! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • Thanks Franca – you are right it is very important to reward them for good behaviour. Just yesterday I rewarded E with a star because he save some juice for his brother even though I told him he didn’t have to. It was so lovely!

  4. TheMummyToolbox

    I’ve seen this box around and been thinking of getting one! I think after this i’ll take the plunge now my little one is almost 4 so needs a better incentive to behave :p Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS x

  5. Tracy K Nixon

    I would love to win the fairy reward box please! They are such a great idea!

  6. ashleigh allan

    the fairy one!

  7. fairy reward box please

  8. Love the Pirate one ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Rebecca Cusick

    The pirate one!

  10. Jemma Louise Dwyer

    the pirate reward box x

  11. I would choose the fairy reward box. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Samantha Loughlin

    Fairy one please xx


    What an absolutely brilliant idea. I want one for me! I can see how that really does the trick for rewards. I’d be peeping all the time. Nicky #KCACOLS

  14. Natasha Mairs

    I love the idea of these. I like the fairy box if I won . #TriedTested

  15. Chantelle Binge

    The pirate one! My boy would love it and it’d be very handy to have lol! xx

  16. the Pirate one xx

  17. Martina Pichova

    the pirate one, please

  18. Le Coin de Mel

    Oh my goodness, I have never seen anything like this and I really think it’s a fabulous idea! It would male such a nice pressie, too! I love them both in their plain state, or decorated. I think if I had to choose one for my girls, I’d probably go for the Pirate one. I love the fact they’ve also got lots of reward ideas on the site. Fab stuff! #Tried&Tested

  19. Laura Pritchard

    What a lovely idea! The pirate chest please!

  20. Angie McDonald

    I’d love the Pirate one please!

  21. A blue pirate chest please

  22. The pirate treasure chest for my son.

  23. This is a lovely idea, would be perfect for my oldest 2! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  24. This is a brilliant idea – my toddler loves rewards too (chocolate of course) and she’d love being able to put the stars in herself. I loved your example of ‘not taking up’ ha – what I’d do for a lie in!! Mim #ParentingPicks

    • We love our lie-ins at the weekends but the kids don’t seem to have got the memo! LOL To be fair they are quite good they wake between 7-8am usually so I really can’t complain!

  25. The pirate one please

  26. The blue pirate chest please

  27. Angela Treadway

    The pirate one please x

  28. Michelle Ferguson

    I would like the pirate one please

  29. The pirate one, grandson is a rat bag may work miracles

  30. I would like to win the Pirate Reward Box! This is a fab idea!

  31. kayleigh bates

    I’d love the fairy pink one x

  32. Barbara Jane Shaw

    Wow, I have never seen this idea before and think its great! I foster two small children and they both have quite challenging behaviour and this maybe a strategy that I could use. I would like either one as I have a girl (aged 7) and a boy (aged 5). If I won I would have to buy the other design to keep them both the same

  33. Absolutely love these, my favourite is the pirate one.

  34. Lorraine Tinsley

    I love the fairy pink one

  35. The Fairy House please.

  36. caroline walliss

    The pirate one please.x

  37. Lauren Pilkington

    The pirate one would be great for my nephew ๐Ÿ™‚ its well smart

  38. The Pirate one is fab x

  39. The Pirate one looks awesome

  40. Victoria_CosmeticCravings

    The fairy pink one

  41. I like the
    Pirate Reward Box

  42. Jessica Powell

    These are such a lovely idea – the pirate chest is my fave x

  43. Claire GriffithssoontobeAldrid

    the pirate reward box

  44. the pirate one

  45. I love the fairy box

  46. Rebecca Smith

    Would love the pink fairy reward box

  47. I have never heard of this product but thing it is a great idea and my son would love this X

  48. Rachel Butterworth

    The Pirate Reward Box for my nephews.

  49. Such a cool idea! I’d never heard of this! I’d love the Fairy one for my daughter xx

  50. Robyn Logan Clarke

    The pirate one please

  51. The pirate one please

  52. The Pink Fairy box, please

  53. Rebecca Nisbet

    i love the fairy box for my daughter

  54. The pirate one please

  55. The Pink star box please x

  56. Aw this box looks brilliant! Shame mine are a little too old for it, we use a points system in our house – every point is worth a penny and they get a certain number of points for every job they do around the house or achievement at school etc, works a treat for us ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie xx

  57. the pirate one please xx

  58. katie robertson

    The pirate box please

  59. Betony Bennett

    The pirate chest ๐Ÿ™‚

  60. Hayley Colburn

    The pirate please x

  61. Monica Gilbert

    I think the fairy one would go over slightly better.

  62. Rebecca Phillips

    id love the pirate one for my little boy

  63. Michelle O'neill

    The pirate chest x

  64. The fairy reward box please

  65. The pirate box please ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. the pirate one please

  67. love the pirate one x

  68. the Fairy Reward Box ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. Phyllis Ellett

    The Pirate one please.

  70. The Fairy Reward Box please

  71. The Fairy Reward Box

  72. The Fairy Reward Box would be great….Thanks

  73. The Fairy Reward Box please.

  74. The pirate one ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. The fairy reward box please ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. The Pirate Chest would be fab. My daughter loves pirates and my baby boy will hopefully appreciate when he’s a bit older as well.

  77. Christy spencer

    The pirate chest would be great for my twin boys thank you x

  78. The pirate one ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. the Pirate Reward Box ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. I love the Pirate Reward Box – it’s such a lovely idea.

  81. christine westlake

    Fairy is soooo cute

  82. The Pirate Please :)))

  83. Kayleigh Louise

    pirate chest please

  84. Lisa Wilkinson

    I like the Fairy Reward Box

  85. Charmian Filewood

    Pirate Reward Box please

  86. I like the Fairy Reward Box

  87. Fairy Reward Box

  88. Fairy Reward Box ๐Ÿ™‚

  89. Rebecca Mercer

    Pirate one please

  90. Rebecca Howells

    My nephew would love the pirate reward box. Great idea! (@PeanutHog)

  91. I would love the Fairy Reward box

  92. Fairy Reward Box would be lovely. x

  93. Chris Fletcher

    The Pirate Chest reward Box would be awesome

  94. id love the pirate chest

  95. Pirate chest ๐Ÿ™‚

  96. Definitely the pirate chest ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. Pirate Chest!

  98. Caroline Buckley

    The pirate reward box

  99. Nancy Bradford

    This is a brilliant idea ๐Ÿ™‚ The fairy reward box please if I’m lucky enough to win.

  100. Kristy Leanne Brown

    The pirate chest!

  101. I like the fairy reward box ๐Ÿ™‚ great giveaway

  102. The Pirate chest

  103. Victoria Thurgood

    The Pirate Chest

  104. I would love the Pirate chest for my little boy, these are so cool and would be very useful ๐Ÿ™‚

  105. The Fairy reward box please x

  106. The pirate reward box would be brilliant for my 2 boys. What a great incentive to be kind and considerate xx

  107. Mrs Broomfield

    I’d like to win the Pirate Chest for my son

  108. the fairy reward box for up to 18 months please

  109. Samantha Atherton

    My little girl would love the Fairy box.

  110. The Fairy Reward box would be perfect for my little girl

  111. the fairy reward box for my 6 year old

  112. Caroline Signey

    The Pirate Chest would be great thanks

  113. the Fairy reward box please

  114. I would love a Pirate reward box, fingers crossed!! xxxx

  115. Denielle Nicol

    The Fairy reward box

  116. The Pirate Chest please

  117. Fairy Reward Box please xxx

  118. The Fairy Reward Box please x

  119. tracy sinclair

    I would love the Fairy Reward Box please x

  120. Natalie Crossan

    Pirate chest (me hearties….)

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