In a nutshell here's why you need this routine chart:
Routines create predictability and give kids a sense of security and help them develop self-discipline.
Children are often afraid of everything from loud noises, a new vegetable, monsters under the bed, or mommy going away for a night.
These unknowns are VERY stressful for kids.
A predictable routine gives kids a security blanket in a BIG scary world of unknowns (most of which are out of their control).
And would you rather coast through your mornings and evenings calmly knowing precisely what task to do next? Or, would you rather run around the house like your hair is on fire?
A routine chart sets the tone for the entire day.
Just think of all the changes and unknowns in your little one's life: new classmates at school, changing houses, learning to cross the street, new teachers, bigger beds, new foods, and on and on…
Routines ultimately help kids feel safe and develop coping mechanisms, which will help them tackle change and unknowns as they arise going forward.
And we'd be lying if we said it was all for the kids. A routine chart will also save your sanity when transitioning through those tough times of time! Routines help minimize parent-child struggles.
Routine Charts Help Children:
- know what is expected of them
- learn time management and how to establish healthy habits (all while decreasing anxiety). #momwin
- build stronger family connections
- ease into transitions
- stay focused and on task when moving through challenging periods of the day
- be independent
- no what to expect
- feel safe and secure
- build self-esteem and confidence
These charts are designed for children 2 to 10 years old.
This 8.5x11 instant download includes:
- 2 Premade Routine Charts. Print and Go!
- 4 Different Create Your Own Routine Chart Templates
- 4 Pages of Task Cards (36 in total) and Tons of Checkmark Cut-Outs
- Detailed Instructions
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- Due to monitor and printer differences, the colors may vary slightly.
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For charts and cards I recommend printing on thick stock paper, so it's easier to hang, not as flimsy, and can handle some wear ‘n’ tear.
For worksheets, activities and guides, I recommend printing and keeping securely in a three ring binder. Easy Peasy.
If you've purchased a handy chart or set of cards, this isn't necessary, but boy oh boy, it sure skyrockets things to the next level of fun. Do you have a laminator? (If you don't have one, I like this one). Laminate your resources (amazing). We all know kids are hard on things, so now you won't have to keep printing your chart and cards every time they get a little beat up.
Many of our charts also use Velcro stickers. And this is the icing on the cake. Attach one side of the Velcro sticker to the task card, and one side to the chart. Ensure that you don't mix up the sides. (i.e., the "hook" side should be on the chart, and the "furry" side on the cards.) Now you can move the cards around at your leisure. (Plus it's SUPER fun for kids).