Updated: Aug 30, 2019
If you are a parent to a toddler or preschooler you probably feel like a broken record quite often. I know I do. There is something I've noticed lately. I can tell my kids things, but until I show them, sometimes they just don't get it. This is especially the case when it comes to abstract things. Things that you can't really "show" a kid, like time. Keep reading to learn some fun and surprising ways in which visuals can help your preschooler!
Getting ready/going to bed checklists. Things aren't official in our house until I write them down. There is something about putting it in writing that makes my kids take things more seriously. I don't know about you, but I get so tired of having to ask my kids to get dressed, get their shoes on, get a jacket on. Or at night time, take a bath, get their pajamas on, and brush their teeth. So I've illustrated charts outlining the steps. Now in the morning when I have to ask my daughter to get her shoes on for the 14th time I can just point to the chart and remind her that this is what we do. Other things you can write down include house rules and weekly menus.
Along the same line, if your kids are like mine and argue with you about putting on warm clothes (or cool clothes) you could get this Weather Girl Weather Station. Instead of reminding my kids to put on jackets I can ask them to go see what the weather girl says to wear in the morning!