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Morning Routine

Chanie Wilschanski1 Comment

Mornings.... 

They can be as busy and hectic as we make them. As a mom of 3 little ones I'm always thinking of ways to plan ahead. Starting from preparing their clothes the night before all the way to deciding what it is for breakfast. 

Children lift the flap when they are done. The other side of the flap says done! 

Children lift the flap when they are done. The other side of the flap says done! 

Imagine this sight. You very calmly walk out of room in the morning and are greeted by your children who are already dressed, brushed their teeth and their beds are made! (Gasp!) Can this really be true? Yes! It is possible. With a proper morning routine and structure children are capable of being ready on their own. Without nagging and 1000 reminders. Without us dashing out the door and chasing the bus with their snack in our hands and permission slip in the other. 

Children move the bead across the string from the TO DO side to the DONE side. 

Children move the bead across the string from the TO DO side to the DONE side. 

Children are capable, confident and very resilient. As parents we have the responsibility to empower our children to do be just this. When we create effective and age appropriate guidelines we set up our children for success. 

Below are 3 samples of a morning routine chart for toddlers, preschool age and 5 year old.

Files are downloadable. Please share with family and friends by sending them this link so they can download from the website. 

Toddler chart materials

1. File Folder 2. Velcro 3. Contact paper

Preschool and 5 year old chart materials

1. Oak tag or cardboard box 2. Beads 3. String 4. Tape 5. Hole puncher 

Every parent knows their child best, so make modifications as necessary. 

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