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Chore Charts For Kids

 

Chore Charts For Kids - Bedtime and Morning Routines

  "How could you have forgotten to pur your homework in your book bag?" I told you last night before you went to bed. Well you better hurry or you're going to miss the bus."

It's a known fact: how smoothly your bedtime routine goes will determine how smoothly your morning goes. It's important to have routines for bedtime as well as in the morning. The best way to keep track of needed tasks is to use chore charts for kids.

If you leave things to your memory or that of your children, something is bound slip through the cracks leading to a hectic situation. I don't know about you, but if something simple at night can make my mornings run smoother, I'm all for it doing it.

There are a couple different options you can use with regards to using chore charts for kids. One system is to list each item that needs to be completed in a separate line on the chart. You could list tasks such as homework completed, trash taken out, lunch made, backpack packed, clothes picked out, showered, teeth brushed. Whereas the morning chart would be wash your face, get dressed, grab your lunch, brush your and check your bookbag. Each task could get a check mark or a sticker depending on the age of the child.

Another option would be to list all that needs to be accomplished on a separate piece of paper or chart. Leave that on the refrigerator or some accessible location. Then once the children have completed all their assigned tasks, one gold star, sticker or check mark could be placed on the calendar. Children love to mark their progress so you could use this chore chart as a way to show the family how responsible the child is.

It doesn't really matter what system you use for your chore charts for your kids as long as it works for your family. You may get some resistance when you introduce it. Or you may be pleasantly surprised and the kids will look forward to not only completing their assignments but seeing the acknowledgement for a job well done.

Discuss your plans for developing a chore charts for the kids before you introduce it. There may be a transition time necessary for both parents and children. That is to be expected anytime a new routine is introduced. Hold each other accountable. Allow them to remind you if you get "too busy" to follow through with the chart.

Make sure you catch them doing something right. You entire family will benefit from well organized bedtime and morning routines!


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