Badge or Achievement pins are a wonderful way to encourage children as they reach for new heights. Just as a teacher uses stickers and smiley faces to reward students or the girls scouts use fabric badges that have to be earned, different colored bead pin "badges" can be earned and added to the large pin as children learn new things such as their alphabet, spelling or math and wear their "Achievement Pin proudly. What does your child need encouragement to reinforce? Doing chores, going to bed without a fuss, being nice, sharing, tieing shoes?
Let the child "earn" their "pin badge" through their efforts and watch them beam as they wear their pin with personal pride.
Use the gold stars (which are buttons) for special achievements.