I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for CWIST. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
Now I know what you may be saying, what is a CWIST? A CWIST’s are kids challenges with a twist. It is a website where you can go and set up an account for your child, they can complete challenges that physical, mental, and more and by completing the CWIST they can earn toys or other prizes.
Setup is really quick and easy. There is a parent account and a child account. The parents can go in and choose what wishes and cwists that their kids will perform. It has a great search tool that can help you narrow it down by age, type, and difficulty level. It is a great way to get your kids to learn and discover new skills while at the same time getting rewards for growing their brains.
CWIST has also started a new challenge of Kids CWIST for Kids. In this you will choose a cwist for your child to perform, but instead of your child receiving the “wish”, cwist will grant the wish to a child in need. This is a perfect time to teach your child the value of learning and knowledge and also giving back to others who are not as fortunate as us.
First we chose a child to help sponsor who was an 8 yr old boy that wanted something sports themed. Then I chose a wish. Next I chose a fairly easy CWIST called Christmas Problem Solving for my son to do since a lot of them are geared for older kids, it involved counting and subtracting. After saving the assignment, I logged my son in to his account so that he could complete the CWIST. After he was done, I went back in to my account to grant the wish so that the toy would be sent to the child in need.
This was a really cool process to go through and really is a great way to get your child involved and learning in a new and constructive way. Here is more information about the CWIST Holiday site and how you can teach your kids how to give back just by performing some fun and educational tasks.I can see us using this more and more in the future to give us some unique ways to get my kids to learn new things while at the same time earning rewards as well as giving back to others.