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LEGO® rewards Feedback Thread – Non testers: what occasions do you usually reward your children for? 10 MNers will win a LEGO® set of their choice worth £50 *NOW CLOSED*

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 14-May-15 16:56:21

This thread is for the 30 Mumsnetters who are currently participating in the LEGO® reward activity.

Here’s what LEGO® have to say: “Here at LEGO®, we’re interested to see what occasions you would consider rewarding or treating your kids with LEGO®? A great school report. Holiday treats. Good behaviour on a trip to the dentist. Helping in the garden. Tidying their room. Mum's little star. There is a great LEGO® gift idea starting from £2.49 that is fun, creative and made for every occasion. With so many sets to choose from, we think LEGO® is a fantastic gift for every occasion and we’d like you to tell us about it!”

Non-Testers: LEGO® would love to know what occasions you usually reward your children for. Everyone who adds a comment will be entered into a prize draw where 10 Mumsnetters will receive a LEGO® set of your choice worth £50.

Testers: We'll be asking you to add feedback three times - we'd like your first impressions now and at the end of each week of the testing period, we’d like to know when you rewarded your DCs with a LEGO® set, if at all.

So for your first impressions, we’d like to know:
- Which LEGO® sets did you receive?
- Which of your DCs would you be rewarding, if a reward/treat situation arises during the testing period?
- Over the testing period, are there any particular occasions (other than Birthdays, of course!) which you think might be a suitable time to reward your DCs with LEGO®?

Every tester who posts their feedback will be entered into a prize draw, where one winner will receive a £300 Love2Shop voucher.

Thanks and good luck!

PS: We've 'highlighted' the testers posts on this thread so we can see them!

Please note: LEGO® and the LEGO® logo are trademarks of the LEGO® Group.
©2015 The LEGO® Group.

SmileAndNod Thu 14-May-15 17:14:08

Non tester here. Lego is our preferred currency in this housegrin.

There is nothing that DS won't do for Lego! In the past eight weeks, he has been rewarded with Lego sets for a good school report (getting 1s for effort) as well as passing his next level swimming badge. DD also had a Lego friends set for passing her badge on the same day.

They had to work together to earn beads in a jar by generally being helpful to me and not fighting. the reward for filling the jar was a trip to legoland.

Generally they are rewarded for good behaviour, trying new things, effort that they put into something (rather than just achievement), being helpful and kind.

sharond101 Thu 14-May-15 17:16:38

Non-tester. We reward our Son for being grown up and helping out especially as we have a new baby in the house. This weekend he is getting a reward for being well behaved and helping look after his Sister.

PookBob Thu 14-May-15 17:20:47

Hello, Lego arrived yesterday, I can't wait to hand it out to the kids when appropriate.

I received the swamp police starter kit and the animal ambulance starter kit.

I have DS 5 and DD 3, so one set each. However only DS lego set will be a 'reward' as DD not quite old enough to understand only one of them receiving a new toy. So she will get her set at the same time as DS.

At this time, the only occasion that I can envisage DS being rewarded for is for good behaviour at his karate classes. However if something else crops up, like a reward at school or some such, then that would be a good opportunity to dish out the Lego smile

I'll be back :D

SlippinJimmy Thu 14-May-15 17:21:23

Non tester.
I reward my son for extra good behaviour. He struggles to control himself at school so when we see he's been really trying we give him a little treat

frazzledbutcalm Thu 14-May-15 17:31:19

Hello ... tester here!

Our lego arrived yesterday and I'm sooo excited! blush

1. I received the swamp set and the ambulance set.
2. I will be rewarding ds (10) and dd (11).
3. Ds is very helpful around the house and very well behaved BUT he struggles with writing (hypermobility) so we have huge meltdowns over homework so he'll be rewarded if there's no meltdown/tries very hard to control meltdown. Dd (asd) struggles big time with school/socially so she'll be rewarded for getting through her school day (hopefully) without a meltdown.

Will post back soon.


hermancakedestroyer Thu 14-May-15 17:37:31

So for your first impressions, we’d like to know:
- Which LEGO® sets did you receive?

Lego city swamp set and Lego city building site.

- Which of your DCs would you be rewarding, if a reward/treat situation arises during the testing period?

I will be rewarding my DS aged (just) 10 if a reward/treat situation arises during the testing period.

- Over the testing period, are there any particular occasions (other than Birthdays, of course!) which you think might be a suitable time to reward your DCs with LEGO®?

Completing homework as soon as its set, taking plates through to the kitchen after dinner, setting the table, making his bed.

CaptainSubtext Thu 14-May-15 17:40:24

Non tester here smile

I have recently started homeschooling my two DCs and while I won't be doing daily rewards for school type work, I have said that every time they finish a maths/English workbook (properly, not scribbling/guessing etc!) they can choose either a magazine or a Lego minifigure bag (or possibly pokemon cards) - small enough to not break the bank every few weeks but enough to be a reward as they never get anything like that 'just because'.

sarahsnail Thu 14-May-15 17:48:52

Non Tester here -

We reward in this house for things that the children have exceeded in, for example " star of the week" at school, or good grades. I will be rewarding my DS at the weekend for completing his SATS this week and trying his best.

leccybill Thu 14-May-15 17:54:14

I'm a tester. Thank you for the Lego.

- Which LEGO® sets did you receive?
2 x Lego Friends. 1 Vet Ambulance and 1 Splash Pool (tiny bit disappointed as we have the big Playmobil Splash Pool so it looks a bit similar but obvs you didn't know that!). Both boxes were bashed on delivery.
- Which of your DCs would you be rewarding, if a reward/treat situation arises during the testing period?
My 5yo DD, who is quite new to Lego. She used to love Duplo.
- Over the testing period, are there any particular occasions (other than Birthdays, of course!) which you think might be a suitable time to reward your DCs with LEGO®?
Yes, we have a reward chart for not biting nails for a week, tidying bedroom and a reward for practising and participating in the ballet showcase in two weeks

TheSpottedZebra Thu 14-May-15 17:54:34

Non tester here too. Actually a lot of,pure rewards are sschool-related. We tend to give small rewards for doing well in weekly spelling tests, or trying particularly hard in homework or projects. And bigger rewards if they get star or the week, or a good termly report.

LauraChant Thu 14-May-15 17:55:15

Hello, tester here! We got the swamp police starter set and the bulldozer/ builders starter set.

We will be rewarding my seven year old and five year old sons.

DH is going on what is an annual four day work trip which he makes at this time every year. He always leaves the boys a letter to be opened each day when he is gone with clues to find a small treat - in the past this has been cheap craft kits from Wilkinsons, sweets, Pound Shop toys etc. So we will use the Lego sets as one of those treats, which are supposed to be a mixture of reward for helping me while he is away and to show he is thinking of them while he is away. They are a bit better than what they normally get though so I hope this doesn't set a precedent for future years!

PseudoBadger Thu 14-May-15 17:59:59

Non-tester: I reward my ds for sleeping in his own bed all night and not making daddy sleep on the floor!

hohummmmm Thu 14-May-15 18:07:44

Non tester, we reward Dd when she concentrates well on her homework, she is so distracted but thankfully doesn't have the same issue in school. We have a chart and she'll get a small treat, usually a lego blind bag, each week.

WowOoo Thu 14-May-15 18:11:04

Non tester

At the moment I am rewarding my eldest son for washing his face properly every morning without prompting. It's not going so well. (Have had to remind him a lot) He gets extra computer time this weekend if he remembers tomorrow.

My youngest and eldest will get their pocket money because they've mostly done what they are expected to do around the house.

LeahLeah Thu 14-May-15 18:23:03

Non tester here..
I don't reward my children very often, I give them praise of they do what is generally expected behaviour wise and keeping their rooms tidy. I'm learnt my lesson for rewarding every single thing, they ended up expecting 'something' for just being how they SHOULD be.

Now I reward them when they've gone beyond what's expected of them. I am going to reward my son this weekend because he's worked so hard in his SAT's and made sure he was in bed on time. He's deal with huge pressure this last week and he deserves a little something.
I also reward them for trying hard in something, even if it's something I expect from them anyway, if I know they're having a hard time with something and I can see them putting the effort in then I give them a little treat

glenthebattleostrich Thu 14-May-15 18:27:36

Tester here. Thank you for the Lego.

We got the vet ambulance and the splash pool.

They are for DD age 5.

To get the first set DD has To go to bed without tantrums for 5 nights and the other she has to get dressed, wash face, brush teeth and brush hair until half term.

She's already adding bits to the list so she can get a Lego comic too.

FeelingSmurfy Thu 14-May-15 18:28:45

Non-tester here

A reward like Lego would usually be given for good news from school, maybe a good parents evening or a certificate coming home

FoxyJane Thu 14-May-15 18:43:26

Hello, Lego tester here! We received the Lego City swamp police set and the Lego friends hedgehog ambulance sets.

I will be rewarding my 8 year old dd and 6 year old ds.

We have a reward chart for the dc. The Lego will be the big achievement reward.

Ds 6 for the next week he has to behave at school and only get smiley faces in his home behaviour jotter and do his homework nicely - he has asd and struggles with his behaviour at school. He has 14 sticker spaces, if he reaches 5 stickers he gets to choose a small bar of chocolate from the shop after 10 stickers he gets to have the Lego.

Dd 8 is on the same reward chart she has to get ready for school on time and stop her back chatting. After 5 stickers she also gets to choose chocolate from the shop and after 10 will get the Lego.

CMA16 Thu 14-May-15 18:52:48

Tester here, thanks for the Lego, it looks fab.

I received two of the same sets of Lego City Swamp Police. The boxes were a bit bashed

I will be rewarding my five year old son.

To get the lego he has to get stickers on his reward chart this week - eg for doing well at school, good behaviour in general and making an effort at swimming.

Superherosidekick Thu 14-May-15 18:57:51

Tester here! - thank you

I received the swamp and the building site sets - boxes bashed here too!
DS is 5 - only child
I have made a reward chart for behaviours we are attempting to encourage and those we are looking to eliminate!
He will get a star for the positive behaviour and one taken away for the negative. If he has a net gain of 10 stars at the end of the week he will get one of the Lego sets

queenoftheschoolrun Thu 14-May-15 19:35:52

Non-tester here.

We reward for good behaviour, last week for example DD was so good, she did her homework without the usual meltdowns, didn't have to be constantly nagged to get dressed, eat breakfast etc. and was a joy to have around. Not so much this week...

screamingeels Thu 14-May-15 19:47:41

non-tester here. We generally give small rewards for doing particularly well on schoolwork - trying hard, psrsevering and 'getting' something.

We sometimes do behaviour charts for bigger rewards. Not shouting, listening to mummy and daddy, good manners etc.

nulgirl Thu 14-May-15 20:01:43

I'm a non tester.

My son gets Lego boxes on birthdays and Christmas. He also gets them as rewards for doing well at school and buys them himself with his holiday money.

I also bought him one when he broke his collarbone as I felt guilty as I was away with work so couldn't get home to be with him at the hospital. It was something he could sit quietly and build without too much pain.

Sylviecat Thu 14-May-15 20:11:14

Non tester here.

My ds (3.5) is young-ish for lego , but my dp (32!) is a huge lego lover still. We recently let him choose a lego set for doing a poo on the toilet instead of a nappy. He chose one with a helicopter and crocodile!

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