School will be starting again soon after the summer holidays. Over the years, I’ve tried many different routine cards and things, but I never found something that really fit with our family and worked long term. I always felt the charts created more work for me (to monitor and remember to use it etc.).
If you have a child with working memory and executive function struggles, establishing a routine is really helpful, so I created table in Word with a sequence of tasks to follow each morning for my children. There was no need to tick things off or reward, it was simply a tool to learn a sequence of tasks to take the pressure off remembering things for the child. Most of us do this anyway — we have a routine we follow, however for some kids, it’s a real struggle to hold that sort of information.
After a few years of doing this, I decided to ask Liss to design me some cards so the child could mix it around to find a sequence that worked well for them. These cards have been extremely popular with parents around the world, and you can find the printable here.
I use magnetic tape to put the cards on the fridge.
Just recently, This French Mom on Instagram shared the board she made for her children with the cards. How lovely is it!
If this isn’t the right sort of option for your family, This Mom Life has a round up of different routine cards for kids and you can read it here: Free Morning Routine Printables.