Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday - Kid Schedule

Here's what works for my 3.5 year old. A schedule.

Being a teacher, I know that kids thrive on a schedule. They like to know what is going to happen each day...what to's makes them comfortable to know this. So I created a schedule for my son so that he knows what's on the agenda for the day. It also got him to take a nap since he knew that after his nap he could do other fun things...but not until he took his nap.
On the front I printed the activity and on the back I printed DONE. I glued them on index cards and laminated them. I have them in a pocket chart. He loves to turn over the cards and say he completed the task. I don't add any times for this since I need it to be a little flexible. (plus he can actually tell time by the hour so I don't need that added pressure to keep on schedule that way!!) I also don't use the schedule every day. I want him to also be flexible. Too much scheduling won't allow that.
(Sorry these pics are not the best- My kitchen is under construction!)


Anonymous said...

I've been looking for something like this. Where do you get material for the plastic pockets and how do you attach it to the cloth backing?

The Mom

Heart of Wisdom said...

This is great. You are right about this...structure is good for them..

Thanks for sharing.

The Happy Housewife said...

Great idea, my little one's would love this!

ttelroc said...

I don't have children. THIS would make a fantastic tool for me! I love the DONE on the back of the cards.

I am totally jazzed about this idea. I do well with child activities LOL

Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your reply. I am excited to find one...especially that I don't have to make myself. :-D

The Mom

Marie said...

I need to incorporates more of a schedule to my day. We have job jars, but this summer has gotten crazy and we could use more of a regular routine. These charts are great.

P.S. I love your Good Mornings! Thanks for your great comments on my blog.

Lift Up Your Hearts said...

Oh, you are so smart!! I am a home schooling mom and was thinking of something like this for my kids' schoolwork and other daily activities, but couldn't figure out the best format. I love this! Would I find one of these pocket charts at a teacher supply store?