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Cute & Simple: Picture Schedules

By Leslie Lindsay Think it’s hard for you to remember everything that goes into a day?  What about your children?  They, too want to know what is going on and how it affects them.  You may consider creating a picture schedule to be used at home–this is especially great for kiddos who are in the Pre-K+ set; that is, they are beginning to see that each day has distinct characteristics, yet just beginning to grasp the concept of time, and developing pre-reading skills. Not only does it help the kiddos, but it just may help you, too.  You won’t have to repeat yourself 50 million times a day about what is going to happen; kids can just refer back to the picture schedule. How does it work?  Well, I created a rough-draft of our week by first sketching out a Monday thru Friday “calendar” by placing in things I know typically happen, those “set” events: leave for school, exercise, preschool, soccer, homework, dinner, bath, etc. Then, I took that schedule and made a Word document for …