School mornings are like ground-hog day. If you find your constantly repeating yourself asking or yelling to the kids if they are dressed for school, have they brushed their teeth? This can make a stressful start to the morning. Eliminate the nagging and yelling with these routine charts which lists the expectations of the kids each morning. Laminate or frame it and place in an area for easy viewing.
Routine charts are available in a range of different options for morning, afternoon and evening, along with various colour choices.
You could use this routine chart with a reward system, if you have not had to repeat yourself they get a tick on their chart and rewarded at the end of the week.
Kids Routine Charts
Other routine charts
Benefits of creating a routine
As I mentioned above many mums experience a feeling of groundhog day. I find this especially on school mornings – making school lunches, getting kids dressed, doing hair, packing bags, cleaning kitchen, putting washing on the line, getting yourself dressed… and everything else!! Creating a routine for yourself and the kids will help ensure that all the tasks you want done get done. Having a routine will take the stress out of a hectic morning, as you already know what you need to do. Mostly I love giving the kids their own morning routine as it prevents me from yelling at them to hurry up, have you brushed your teeth, put your shoes on, etc. There are so many benefits of having a routine in place:
- Having a regular and consistent routine ensures that you get the kids out the door with everything they need, clean clothes, lunches, notes for school.
- When you have a hectic morning, the routine will make you feel less stressed as you can glance at a list to know what needs to be done.
- Helps children to understand time and time management.
- Teaches children good habits.
- An organised and predictable home environment helps children feel safe and secure.
Pop on over to the blog to read more about my families before school routine HERE.