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ClassDojo

ClassDojo

ClassDojo

ClassDojo is a beautiful communication app for teachers, parents, and students.

4.7 Ratings 2M+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

Ratings & Reviews

4.7
1.9M+ Ratings
  1. 5
    87+%
  2. 4
    7+%
  3. 3
    2+%
  4. 2
    1+%
  5. 1
    3+%
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  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Jasmine Jackson
    Ever since the new update the app has been buggy. I couldn't access the app today and had to completely uninstall it and reinstall it. I'm only getting notifications via email instead of a notification on my panel. Also for the longest if I try to go back to earlier posts it pops up with a picture and then goes back extremely far.
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  • Participation test grade Mar 16, 2018

    By murnanator
    I use Dojo in my middle and high school classes. It allows me to track how students are participating in my class. I can keep track how often students come to class unprepared or are off task, and I can also reward them for working hard or persevering. At the end of the quarter, I run a report through Dojo, which gives me a percentage for each student. That percentage is used for a test grade called Participation. I can also connect parents. They see how their kids participate in class, so there are no surprises. I can also post private pictures that only the parents I think had particular class can see. I share pictures of students doing fun activities in class. Also, if they learn something particularly interesting, I post about it So the parents know “what happened at school today.” I enjoy giving parents the opportunity to increase communication with their student regarding school. This app also helps me with group work in my class. The tools option gives me ability to randomly split students into groups. The students respond well to Dojo, and this extrinsic motivation really gets them going.
    more
  • Apr 3, 2021

    By Kylie A
    This app works great for communication between parents and teachers. Class Dojo also provides several emotional lessons for students uncontrolling their emotions, making new friends and much more. The only reason I give ClassDojo 4 stars instead of five is because logging into your account as a parent can be a little challenging. When you try to sign in to your account by using your existing email, there is no verification to show that all of your updated classes are available. It's tricky. 🤨
    more
  • Dojo points at home Feb 6, 2020

    By M.Fame13
    The ClassDojo app is fantastic for staying up to date on last minute changes, or events that are coming up. It makes it easy to contact your child’s teachers via text, as well as seeing how your child is doing behavioral wise and if they handed in their homework. The Dojo points given by your child’s teachers is a great way to express this. However, the reason I’m rating this app 3⭐️ is due to having to pay for the ability to give your child Dojo points at home for chores or listening etc. This is an education app. The ability to give Dojo points at home to your child should be accessible to all parents. Not everyone can afford the price you’re requesting for parents to pay. The price is a bit outrageous. In today’s society getting our child to attend school, especially our older children, is difficult already. Why not use the Dojo points at home system for pure encouragement so that your child can see their growth, in hopes they continue to go to school and stay out of trouble. If the Dojo points at home part of the app needs to have a price tag, it should be one that is based on society as a whole. Perhaps it should be based on the lower income families, seeing as they are the families that the charter schools are geared towards, in order for their children to have better education for a brighter future.
    more
  • Most recent changes Feb 2, 2018

    By pcwittmann
    I love the most recent changes to the student accounts, especially the ease in switching for students now. I would like to see a more streamlined process of posting pictures and videos. Right now, they can take a picture or video, add a caption, talk over the picture explaining or draw on it. Once they click the little blue airplane, they have to select their name again (even tho they are already on their own account) and then click post. I think the airplane on the previous screen should suffice in posting it. If there were to be another screen, maybe just give the option of being able to post the same picture to another student account like before. Sometimes my students are partners and they shouldn’t have to take two separate pictures for their work. I also would like some sort of feature where I can toggle on a record keeping of who is posting. For example, I might want to have students post a picture or video of their center for the day- I’d love to see a quick easy way to filter who has and has not posted to their own account during that time frame. It would be so helpful, especially when I have some centers I give students two or more days to do. Just some ideas! Thanks.
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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By sheena carpenter
    Terrible app!!! This app ALWAYS takes forever to load. This whole year has sucked because this app will never load for me. Yet teachers insist on using it. Once the app loads, I can see stuff. However, when you click on a notification it never loads. I have to close out completely, re-click the link and try again and WAIT FOREVER!!!!
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  • Needs proper update Feb 1, 2018

    By notyaverage
    There have been 5 updates since I reported the loss of getting notifications on my iPhone 8 plus. I was told to reinstall the app despite this issue being recognized as a bug that needs fixing. It still has not been fixed and these vague release notes leave a lot to be desired. As for the app use, it's a mom's nightmare if you have special needs children. If you can not ask your child what happened at school this app will leave you even more baffled. Teachers are allowed to leave unexplained negative feedback. Yes it is teacher responsibility to use it fairly but I feel this app and it's setup makes poor communicating teachers even lazier. I am expected to write *them* notes that they do NOT respond to when they mark points off, cause simply telling me makes too much sense 🙄 So how about this- stop letting teachers just lazily leave negative feedback WITHOUT notes. It should REQUIRE a note. If my child isn't doing anything worth writing about it shouldnt warrant losing points either. Messages should have a priority setting because I am starting to think my child's teachers can't read the way they dodge messages. It's ridiculous and there should be more accountability built-in to it's use cause students are not the only bullies at school. Now we just have a bunch of lazy teachers content with bare minimum forms of communication. This app could require more of teachers, otherwise it's worsening communication and behavior problems.
    more
  • Mixed review Nov 8, 2018

    By GunMik
    I’ve used this app for 3 years now. As a parents I see a lot of room for improvement. 1. I am not notified via text and no way I have found to be notified- I am very busy and I don’t enjoy needing to go to yet 1 more app to look at my kids progress or homework etc. adds more work for me and not worth it. 2. It’s very elementary. As my son moved to upper elementary - they still use it but now there’s no progress on him- they find it’s too beneath the grade level which I agree on. 3. I like the anonymity other apps gives me and still allows me to communicate w other parents - like to remind them it’s the teacher bday etc. this app offer nothing like that. 4. I have to have the app! I have plenty of storage space now but some parents don’t! And I hear complaints often that they don’t have room for yet another app- other programs allows communication via text and no need for the app! They send sms! My kids are 3rd and 4th grade. This apps has potential to grow w the students yet it has not!! Please consider adding features for age progression. And I’m trying the at home feature- would have been great when my kids were younger but at their ages the monsters and points don’t mean near as much as the cool Games they could be playing. Over all- the younger the kid the better and only communication with teachers and no way to make a play date w a classmate even between students! Please consider adding features !
    more
  • Apr 2, 2021

    By Bethany Hambrick
    This app was great until the latest update. Now pictures are super zoomed in and I can't see the whole thing unless I download it to my gallery or pinch with two fingers and hold it to shrink it to try to read. My kids' teachers like to create things digitally and then upload pics of them so I need to be able to read text that's now cut off. Please put it back!!!
    more
  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Maggiebeth Stymiest
    The app doesn't work it takes it forever to load it does not load in the background. I have to go on to the website to get access and then I can't upload any pictures. The ClassDojo app completely sucks. It's the only app on my phone that will not load so it is most definitely the app.
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  1. Help students build individual skills by rewarding them with fun shoutouts! Congratulate them on their efforts with positive reinforcement
  2. Digital Portfolios function allows both students and teachers to find all student assignments in one easy-to-reach place
  3. Skip the chaos of trying to please every child when creating group work! Group Maker function randomly assigns groups so you don't have to

Reviewed by Katelyn on May 14, 2018

  • Participation test grade Mar 16, 2018

    By murnanator
    I use Dojo in my middle and high school classes. It allows me to track how students are participating in my class. I can keep track how often students come to class unprepared or are off task, and I can also reward them for working hard or persevering. At the end of the quarter, I run a report through Dojo, which gives me a percentage for each student. That percentage is used for a test grade called Participation. I can also connect parents. They see how their kids participate in class, so there are no surprises. I can also post private pictures that only the parents I think had particular class can see. I share pictures of students doing fun activities in class. Also, if they learn something particularly interesting, I post about it So the parents know “what happened at school today.” I enjoy giving parents the opportunity to increase communication with their student regarding school. This app also helps me with group work in my class. The tools option gives me ability to randomly split students into groups. The students respond well to Dojo, and this extrinsic motivation really gets them going.
    more
  • Fun and effective Oct 23, 2017

    By allkindsofunusual
    I'm a first year teacher in a special education 5th grade class and the behavior system I was using just wasn't cutting it. It wasn't effective for me to cross the classroom and stop my lessons to give my students reinforcements. Now I keep class dojo connected to the smart board at all times. The tap their naps in the morning to clock in for attendance. I give them points and demerits that I designed according to my needs which play a positive or negative sound. If a student earns three points in one day I give them a ticket to the classroom store. If the class gets more then 30 points I give them a class reward. The students see where the stand when it comes to their individual behavior and can see the effect they have on the group. The records they keep make report cards a breeze when it comes to marking students behavior. Parents stay connected and send messages through the app. This is all just the features of the website! The app offers added bonuses when used in tandem. The toolkit is a lifesaver with so many amazing things that it would take all day to describe them. This app is worth it a thousand times over!
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  • Great! Jun 12, 2019

    By Thriving in third
    Overall, I love so much about this app! The customer support is wonderful, the points system is great for behavior management, the videos are awesome for social emotional support and the portfolios are a great way to show student progress. Unfortunately, I haven’t had as much success as I hoped making this my only form of communication with parents. There is something inadequate about the messaging system that makes it unreliable for parents to receive messages. I don’t know if this is because of technical errors on the parents’ side with notifications or something that Class Dojo can fix. I’ve had several times when parents have missed an important message about a meeting, field trip or awards assembly. I also wish the group messaging could work like a text thread where all parents are included in responses. There also isn’t an option for volunteer sign ups, which is crucial at our school in the primary grades. Because of this, primary teachers use Bloomz and it is tricky for parents to manage both platforms if they have children in multiple classes.
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  • Every Single School Should Use This App!!! Nov 6, 2019

    By Beachinnbum
    This app is amazing and genius in every sense! I am able to see my son’s points at school and class photos his teacher posts! Keep up with announcements, message his teacher privately, and also give him points at home for good behavior and reward my son when he’s ready to cash in his points! It works soooo much better than anything else we have tried with positive and negative reinforcement. He is 8 and ADHD and he struggles with self control a lot. This really helps him SEE his week or month as a whole, and the comments the teacher leaves on his behavior... we read them every evening and go over why that happened. Or I praise him for the good things he did or the great score he got on his test! It just keeps parents more involved! And it’s awesome cause mom and dad get to both see it, so dad is always involved too. Dad can’t say he didn’t know or wasn’t informed because it’s right there on the app!!! If he didn’t look then he is held accountable as well. My only wish is that POINTS WERE DEDUCTED FOR NEGATIVE BEHAVIOR AT HOME. Not just a time out to talk about it.
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  • Dojo Mojo Feb 7, 2020

    By Big Daddy Richy
    We enjoy the dojo app each and every school day! We receive messages and pictures of our child as he weaves his way thru the school year. He’s only in 2nd grade so all the messages aren’t going to be great one’s, however we can use these as tool to garner improvement and discipline as well. It really gives you a piece of mind when you can see what/ How your child is doing throughout our dreary work a day lives. I’m not sure all schools use the dojo app for their parents, I’m sure there are other apps out there that do basically the same thing, but dojo works just fine. I’m glad they didn’t have anything like this when we were coming up in the school system, things seemed so much simpler back then. The children can’t even breathe wrong or it will be documented and reported to the parents nowadays. I think today’s youth will be better off for it. They will be more accountable and detail conscious.
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  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Jasmine Jackson
    Ever since the new update the app has been buggy. I couldn't access the app today and had to completely uninstall it and reinstall it. I'm only getting notifications via email instead of a notification on my panel. Also for the longest if I try to go back to earlier posts it pops up with a picture and then goes back extremely far.
    more
  • Apr 3, 2021

    By Kylie A
    This app works great for communication between parents and teachers. Class Dojo also provides several emotional lessons for students uncontrolling their emotions, making new friends and much more. The only reason I give ClassDojo 4 stars instead of five is because logging into your account as a parent can be a little challenging. When you try to sign in to your account by using your existing email, there is no verification to show that all of your updated classes are available. It's tricky. 🤨
    more
  • Most recent changes Feb 2, 2018

    By pcwittmann
    I love the most recent changes to the student accounts, especially the ease in switching for students now. I would like to see a more streamlined process of posting pictures and videos. Right now, they can take a picture or video, add a caption, talk over the picture explaining or draw on it. Once they click the little blue airplane, they have to select their name again (even tho they are already on their own account) and then click post. I think the airplane on the previous screen should suffice in posting it. If there were to be another screen, maybe just give the option of being able to post the same picture to another student account like before. Sometimes my students are partners and they shouldn’t have to take two separate pictures for their work. I also would like some sort of feature where I can toggle on a record keeping of who is posting. For example, I might want to have students post a picture or video of their center for the day- I’d love to see a quick easy way to filter who has and has not posted to their own account during that time frame. It would be so helpful, especially when I have some centers I give students two or more days to do. Just some ideas! Thanks.
    more
  • Disappointed Feb 15, 2019

    By Sassy3ddawn
    We used Dojo at a different school and the difference was huge. My first experience was really great. We only saw only items that were related to our specific classroom and those that were sent by the principal and vice principal or reminders that were sent out for the whole school. This school We see every post for every class whether or not it is related to our classroom. Also purchasing the premium program so you can do dojo points at home was pretty useless. It does not interact with the schools character development process. So basically you make up the rules on your own and you have to find incentives to prompt your student into the behavior that you want your student to have. It was not worth the amount of effort it takes to develop a program at home that may conflict what is being done at school. Also there is no way to check on what your student is getting rewards for. All I know is that on Friday he gets to spend his Dojo points to buy trinkets from the “Dojo Store” or change his login Dojo character. This program has so much potential, but it is riddled with missed opportunities for parents to be informed and included in their students learning experience. Very, very disappointed.
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  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Tiffany Stubblefield
    Overall, I really enjoy being able to connect with the parents of my class, but I really wish there were options to see/interact with a co-teacher. So far the only way I've been able to do this is to create a fake student with myself and my co-teacher as "parents " which is annoying and confusing to have to have a parent account along with my teacher account
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  • Dojo points at home Feb 6, 2020

    By M.Fame13
    The ClassDojo app is fantastic for staying up to date on last minute changes, or events that are coming up. It makes it easy to contact your child’s teachers via text, as well as seeing how your child is doing behavioral wise and if they handed in their homework. The Dojo points given by your child’s teachers is a great way to express this. However, the reason I’m rating this app 3⭐️ is due to having to pay for the ability to give your child Dojo points at home for chores or listening etc. This is an education app. The ability to give Dojo points at home to your child should be accessible to all parents. Not everyone can afford the price you’re requesting for parents to pay. The price is a bit outrageous. In today’s society getting our child to attend school, especially our older children, is difficult already. Why not use the Dojo points at home system for pure encouragement so that your child can see their growth, in hopes they continue to go to school and stay out of trouble. If the Dojo points at home part of the app needs to have a price tag, it should be one that is based on society as a whole. Perhaps it should be based on the lower income families, seeing as they are the families that the charter schools are geared towards, in order for their children to have better education for a brighter future.
    more
  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Courtney Lawson
    Great app for communication with parents! Simple and easy to use. Have noticed quite a few bugs though such as showing there is a notification when it has already been opened, not always showing notifications when parents message. Photos take extremely long to upload!
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  • Rooms for improvement to reach 5 stars! Feb 26, 2020

    By teri314
    I don't understand how this app gets 5 stars. I’ve been using iOS version since September 2019 my son goes to Kindergarten. However, at the student’s report page, teacher input comments but it shows “Talking after whole cl.....”. My first thought was users should be able to view the whole description but it’s somehow cut off on the screen. I tried to click on the description to see if it’ll expand the full content but it doesn’t. If this app is about how we understand our kids are doing in school from teacher comments, then showing the full point description should be a very feature which this app failed. Secondly, it’s a suggestion that right now I can only see the parents from my son’s classroom when they comment on teacher’s posts. I do hope the app will include a “parents connection” feature so when it’s needed, parents can message each other and get connected for social or emergency purpose.
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  • Love it / hate the paid version Sep 8, 2020

    By MamaHux3
    We love dojo and have been using it for the past 5 years! It gives us a piece of mind getting to see pictures of our kiddos and seeing their points through out the day. It’s also a fantastic tool for receiving important info and communication from the child’s teacher and the school as a whole. I also love using it for PTO to send reminders. The only thing I wish they wouldn’t have done is make it to where you have to pay to have a membership. If the kids want to change their monster avatar, some of the options are for membership, want to see more than one or two weeks of their points need a membership, want to do points at home, once again pay money for a membership. It wasn’t always like that and now that they are a big app that majority of schools use they have monetize it. Take the need for a membership out and I would give it 5 stars! (More than that if I could!)
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  • When. Company wants money and the quality changes Aug 13, 2019

    By Determined mother
    I loved this app when it originally came out because it keeps me up to date, my son created his monster and I get to stay in touch with my 1st sons teachers. It was awesome when it was basic but now all this extra dumb crap had been added so they can receive money. It’s not fair to my kids coming after my first that won’t be able to customize a character or certain tools that were free are being charged. I can’t customize girl creature for her because you want us to pay you for it. This app is not that valuable, this was also a suggestion from the school. Pretty soon this app is going to charge money for keeping in contact with the teachers and receiving basic updates. There not that much freedom in this app anymore. I’m sorry the moment you started asking for money you showed your greed and I don’t appreciate that.
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  • Needs proper update Feb 1, 2018

    By notyaverage
    There have been 5 updates since I reported the loss of getting notifications on my iPhone 8 plus. I was told to reinstall the app despite this issue being recognized as a bug that needs fixing. It still has not been fixed and these vague release notes leave a lot to be desired. As for the app use, it's a mom's nightmare if you have special needs children. If you can not ask your child what happened at school this app will leave you even more baffled. Teachers are allowed to leave unexplained negative feedback. Yes it is teacher responsibility to use it fairly but I feel this app and it's setup makes poor communicating teachers even lazier. I am expected to write *them* notes that they do NOT respond to when they mark points off, cause simply telling me makes too much sense 🙄 So how about this- stop letting teachers just lazily leave negative feedback WITHOUT notes. It should REQUIRE a note. If my child isn't doing anything worth writing about it shouldnt warrant losing points either. Messages should have a priority setting because I am starting to think my child's teachers can't read the way they dodge messages. It's ridiculous and there should be more accountability built-in to it's use cause students are not the only bullies at school. Now we just have a bunch of lazy teachers content with bare minimum forms of communication. This app could require more of teachers, otherwise it's worsening communication and behavior problems.
    more
  • Mixed review Nov 8, 2018

    By GunMik
    I’ve used this app for 3 years now. As a parents I see a lot of room for improvement. 1. I am not notified via text and no way I have found to be notified- I am very busy and I don’t enjoy needing to go to yet 1 more app to look at my kids progress or homework etc. adds more work for me and not worth it. 2. It’s very elementary. As my son moved to upper elementary - they still use it but now there’s no progress on him- they find it’s too beneath the grade level which I agree on. 3. I like the anonymity other apps gives me and still allows me to communicate w other parents - like to remind them it’s the teacher bday etc. this app offer nothing like that. 4. I have to have the app! I have plenty of storage space now but some parents don’t! And I hear complaints often that they don’t have room for yet another app- other programs allows communication via text and no need for the app! They send sms! My kids are 3rd and 4th grade. This apps has potential to grow w the students yet it has not!! Please consider adding features for age progression. And I’m trying the at home feature- would have been great when my kids were younger but at their ages the monsters and points don’t mean near as much as the cool Games they could be playing. Over all- the younger the kid the better and only communication with teachers and no way to make a play date w a classmate even between students! Please consider adding features !
    more
  • Apr 2, 2021

    By Bethany Hambrick
    This app was great until the latest update. Now pictures are super zoomed in and I can't see the whole thing unless I download it to my gallery or pinch with two fingers and hold it to shrink it to try to read. My kids' teachers like to create things digitally and then upload pics of them so I need to be able to read text that's now cut off. Please put it back!!!
    more
  • Could be better Apr 24, 2020

    By sallyj456
    It has become increasingly frustrating to search since there is no search function! So I have to scroll through all the posts and hopefully find the one I was looking for. It makes it even harder since the post are listed as how many days ago it was. For instance a post will say 3d or 2w ago why can’t it be listed with the specific date? Now I have to look in the calendar to see how many days or weeks ago it was. Also you can’t click on the teachers name to view all the posts that teacher has made. For example I was trying to find an announcement the principal sent some time ago. It would make sense if I found a recent post and click on her name it would bring up all the announcements she made but you can’t. A suggestion to help the teachers that are new to this kind of technology when they make a post make them place a title, maybe put a reminder if they post a video with links in the video to put the links separate in the post. I have a teacher who is posting just link after link with no way of knowing what subject it is, which makes it even harder to go back and view past lessons. With these small improvements and guidance for new teachers using the app this will be a great classroom app. Everything else works as expected.
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  • Mar 26, 2021

    By Beebo art Barrera
    Was working great, but suddenly I'm unable to use it. I'm logged in, but keeps asking in a loop if I'm parent, teacher, etc, gives me the option to choose the account I already have only to start asking if I'm parent, teacher etc all over again.
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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By sheena carpenter
    Terrible app!!! This app ALWAYS takes forever to load. This whole year has sucked because this app will never load for me. Yet teachers insist on using it. Once the app loads, I can see stuff. However, when you click on a notification it never loads. I have to close out completely, re-click the link and try again and WAIT FOREVER!!!!
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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Maggiebeth Stymiest
    The app doesn't work it takes it forever to load it does not load in the background. I have to go on to the website to get access and then I can't upload any pictures. The ClassDojo app completely sucks. It's the only app on my phone that will not load so it is most definitely the app.
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  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Mendy Welch
    With the recent update I was signed out and can not sign back in on my parents account. I message the teachers and all on this app. Please fix. I loved it until the last few days when it signed me out and it won't let me sign back in on my account.
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  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Stephanie Aponte
    Where do I start, This app used to be good. When you click to open, it loads for 3min on blank page. You get notifications and when you click nothing shows up. Teachers cant reach you, because if you have a hectic schedule. You don't realize till days later or when they call you. You try to login, and you have to continue logging on and off to get 1 pg to load. The inbox you have to refresh multiple times . Or it will continue to say unread.You cant see your child's points earned or anything.
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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Geraldine Dorton
    Doesnt work like it supposed to. Either the teacher os not using it correctly or the app not reflecting points earn for school. Either way this app is not worth it. You can achieve the same result with a sticker chart or a jar or marbles and have the earn stickers or marble for doing things and then put that rewards for an prize
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