Summers can be fun, or they can be stressful. Take some of the stress out of your days by instituting a simple summer daily routine.
Decide Your Daily Do’s
List the activities that your children need to do in the first two categories-Personal Care and Daily Duties (chores like loading the dishwasher, taking dirty clothes to the laundry room, picking up toys).
Choose Your Daily Fun
List the activities you want your children to do in the Enrichment and Entertainment sections. If you have older children you will want to get their input to fill out the chart.
Create a basic outline for your day. For example you may want your children to complete some chores before breakfast so you would specify those chores in the “morning” section.
The “morning” section could include:
put dishes in dishwasher
take clothes to laundry room
(For younger children you may want to use pictures for the different activities.)
Continue for the afternoon and evening sections. Note: I usually schedule quiet activities in the afternoon when it is hottest outside. The kids entertain themselves and mom gets some rest. 🙂
Post It- Post your Planner on the fridge so you can refer your children to it throughout the day to keep them on track.
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