Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Family Central- Calendar week: Daily routine

This is what keeps our days running smoothly- when my oldest started school, we helped him plan his day and drew pictures to illustrate what he was doing each day.

We have our morning routine- wake up, eat breakfast, brush teeth, get dressed, morning chores, school.  Instead of telling him what was next, he could see it on a chart and know what was next.
There was a divider on the chart so he would know what to do afterschool- snack, homework, put things away, afternoon chores, play, clean-up, dinner, shower, ready for bed.

Now that we're back in school, I need to make up a new one for the two boys in school.  I also like to schedule things for the boys who aren't in school yet.

These are only going to be the things you do EVERYDAY except chores.  Just your routines put down on paper for each family member.

You can make a chart with each person- pictures for the non-readers and words for the readers with their pictures at the top of each column.
Here's what I have so far: Pierce routine 

This is really useful for babysitters or anyone caring for your family- it gives the family some normalcy and keeps things predictable for everyone- when they know what to expect, this is what keeps the calm when people are away.

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