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Getting Children Out in the Morning!

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Getting children up for nursery or school always seems harder in the winter - it’s still dark outside, it’s chilly and it seems so much better to stay in bed. However, get up we must!  One way to get the children into a good morning routine is to create a morning picture chart  This helps them know what they are doing, it sets a president so they know it’s always going to be the same and it helps us too as parents guide the children through the morning.

Make a list of the tasks you usually do in the mornings:

  1. Wake up
  2. Get dressed
  3. Brush hair
  4. Breakfast
  5. Wash teeth
  6. Collect bag/shoes for nursery
  7. Head off to nursery

Find pictures to illustrate each task. Do this together.

  • Draw a clock and colour it in for the wake up picture.
  • Stick on a label from the cereal packet or toothpaste tube for the breakfast or wash teeth image.
  • Take a photo of your child all dressed and ready to go by the door for the leave for nursery picture.

Different charts may work for different children:

  • Pre-schoolers: Choose a strip of card and stick the pictures in order along the card. Had it up on the wall
  • Toddlers: Have larger cards and show them each on when you want them to get on with that activity.

Good luck!


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