Finding ways to keep children active and engaged is something that parents are constantly struggling with.
A mom on TikTok has gone viral with what she feels is a genius way that she keeps her kids moving!
Katy On TikTok
Katy is a woman and mother who is very active on TikTok and Instagram.
On her accounts, she shares stories of things that happen to her in a fun and engaging way.
Mother Of Two
She is a mother of two and occasionally will share stories about motherhood.
In a recent video, she shared what she believes is a genius hack she did to keep her children busy.
Purchased Them Smartwatches
She bought her kids smartwatches that have built-in pedometers to track their steps.
Like many kids who are given something new as a gift, they took to them right away.
Using Steps As Motivation
The trick is that she would use their step totals as motivation and a way to get them to do things.
She would give them tasks with a very low appeal to a child, like putting away someone else's shoes for example.
They Hop To It
It turns into a way for them to add to their daily step total and they hop to it.
She says that she has really noticed them wanting to always get more steps.
Many people in the comments section felt that this was a great idea!
This person had done the same with their children and started awarding prizes for the most steps!
It Was Short-Lived For Others
This idea may not work for everyone as this person pointed out in their comment.
They tried it with their kid and it did work at first, but only for a week and then they became uninterested.
Beware Of Constant Asking
Brooke seemed to be in support of the idea but gave a piece of warning to those thinking of trying it.
She warned others that their children might end up asking for their step totals all the time. Would this work with your children?