And like most households, we have things that have to be done.
I wanted a way to explain to my kids what we were going to do everyday so they would be somewhat prepared and have the feeling that they knew what was going on. Hopefully their early life wouldn't seem like mom packing them up in the car over and over while they were clueless to where we were going.
After checking things out on Pinterest I figured out something that would work for us - a Visual Schedule. My inspiration came from THIS pin.
|this is my visual schedule that we now use|
I bought some magnetic sheets for our printer, used Publisher and WORD to create templates and then cut them out.
I tried to cover all our activities: therapies, school, church, visiting friends, bath time, meals, doctor appointments, dentist appointments, exploring, grocery shopping... the list goes on.
These things turned our marvelous! It is easy to change every day. I keep all our magnets in a bag above the schedule so I can quickly go through them and find what we're doing that day. If we have something new or one of them is damaged/lost, I can simply make and print out another one.
I spent a couple days finding a rhythm and order to how to lay out the schedule, but now we have it down. Every day my kids ask me to do the schedule - they like to know what's going on. Everything is quick! If our schedule needs a quick change we can simply remove the magnet or replace it with a new one.
|the completely vertical layout didn't flow well for us|
|columns worked much better|
Do you keep a visual schedule for your kids? How do you do it and where is it displayed at your house?