Without a doubt Baristaville is an area chock full of super moms and dads. My friend Jenn is one of those people. She’s the type of person that shows up at the bus-stop with her kids happy and unflustered every morning. Of course she is the happy-go-lucky type that would still have a smile on her face if someone cut her arms off . She would simply state that it had always been a goal of hers to learn to write with her toes. Other than her great attitude, one of her best tools is her morning routine chart.
I have also asked two of my other super amazing mom friends that have four kids each, each with one special needs child, (I don’t know how they do it) what works for them and came up with a workable, printable chart that you can customize to fit your family.
For older children that don’t need as much help I would make two charts. The “Upstairs List” of course you may not have more than one floor so you can modify this to “Bedroom List” or whatever works for you. These are thing your children can do after waking up. Get dressed, put PJs away, make bed and go to the bathroom. All things that get done before the T.V. is turned on.
The “Downstairs List,” should consist of things such as: saying “Good morning,” eating breakfast, putting dishes in the sink or dishwasher, brushing teeth, turning the lights off, getting their backpack and lunch.
To print out the picture icons for the chart CLICK HERE .
I printed the circles out on cardstock and did a quick print out on my computer with the headings of each task in the order we do things. I simply glued the circles onto the print out and posted one list on the back of each child’s door.. I did the same with our downstairs list.
Let us know, did we miss any morning tasks that you would like to have a printout of? What things do you do with your children that make your mornings go smoothly?
Questions? Just Ask Holly in comments.