Have you been looking for the best way to teach your child what chores and routines he/she should follow daily. We’ve got the best tool for you – Routine Flashcards.
We understand that humans are creatures of habits and there’s no better way to build a habit than constantly practicing. A study showed that it takes an average of 66 days to establish a new habit. Would you have the time and discipline to continuously remind your child of what to do every day for 66 days? That’s where these routine cards and chore cards come into place.
Who Needs These Routine Flashcards?
The days before you became a parent may have been the most organized days of your life. You had the time for every single chore in your day – breakfast time, dressing up time, leave-the-house-time, make lunch time, make dinner time, etc. Then, enter the days of being a parent and it feels like you are living in chaos or that you are losing control of the things happening around you (you are probably nodding right now). The routine cards could be the life vest you need to stay afloat in this sea of activities.
Let us start by looking at why these chore cards are important and how they come to help you organize the home.
What are the benefits of using routine flashcards to teach children?
- It encourages active participation. When you print the flashcards and give to your toddler, you can ask them questions on what they think about each routine and how they think they can carry it out best. This will help them feel their opinion about each routine or chore is valued.
- It helps them become independent. If you have a child who is of the age where he/she can do some chores on their own, these chore cards help them become more independent over time after you have supervised them initially.
- It reduces your workload. Imagine that you have to go to each child’s room every morning to give them instructions on what to do. By the time they leave for school in the morning, you would be so fagged out because you will feel like RoboCop – running from one end of the house to the other. With these routine cards, you would only need to chip in and supervise from time to time.
- You groom an organized person. Since we are all products of habit, it means that what you teach your child is what he/she grows with. By the time he/she becomes an adult, they’re able to organize their lives better because it comes easily to them.
Why Choose Little Graphics Routine Flashcards?
- Editable. You may have seen some routine flashcards before and you loved them but then, something was missing. You didn’t fancy the wordings of the cards. You have an idea of what you want to write on the card that will help the child understand what each chore or routine entails. You can easily edit it in your own words and in your language to suit you. All you need is your computer and an Adobe PDF reader. This video here will show you how easy it is.
- Printable. You can print it on any kind of paper that works best for you-photo mat paper or heavyweight cardstock. Whether you want to permanently paste them on the wall in your child’s room or you want to have them as movable cards that your child can put away after every task, you are spoilt for choice. The cards are designed in such a way that you can print them in high quality on A4 or Letter size.
- Versatile. How does 99 different cards sound to you? Yes. That’s how much flashcards you get with the Little Graphics Routine Flashcards. This gives you different illustrations to switch anyway you please. The cards come as a 23-page illustrations with 4 cards on each page. So, you can draw any kind of schedule you want with these cards-you have enough cards to do it all.
- Portable. These cards are easy to handle (in case you want your little one to carry them around). With a dimension of 3.5 x 5 inches, they should occupy little space on the surfaces you would want them on.
How To Use Little Graphics Routine Flashcards
Have you seen what our parents are doing with these flashcards? If you haven’t, we would be giving you some ideas below.
- You can break it up to different routines for different times of the day and get your little one to learn a new routine before you switch things up. For instance, you can decide to teach a before-school- routine. So, you start by laying up all the tasks the child should do before they leave for school. As soon as the child has learnt this routine, you can start the after-school routine and continue until you have taught the child how to organize their day.
- You can decide to add everything up at the same time and just separate each time of the day with different items. This is dependent on your child’s age and how easily they can carry out these routines.
- You may decide to use it only for specific tasks that you want your child to be conversant with all through the day. For instance, we have a parent who lined up, make my bed, pick up my toys, go potty, eat vegetables, nap time, story time. Now, if you look at this, you will see that it may not necessarily be a routine, but these are specific tasks that spans through the day.
- You can also print the flashcards and switch them up with the behavior chart. This will help your child to mark off which days of the week they followed through with their routines or tasks and behavior. It would be great if you can reward your child for the weeks he/she gets a perfect week. What a way to motivate the child.
Let us hear how you plan to use your own flashcards.
I don’t know which category you fall into out of these options:
- You are a parent who is looking to get back the order in your home.
- You are a teacher looking to teach your pupils new routines or tasks.
- You have a little one (nephew, niece) who is keen on organizing themselves.
The good news is that no matter what category you fall into, these Little Graphics Routine Flashcards are just perfect for you. Give it a try today and share your wonderful experience of using them with us. Don’t forget to share this article with friends who you think would be needing it. You will be doing them a huge favor.