All posts tagged: PECS

Cute & Simple: Picture Schedules Part 2

By Leslie Lindsay Last Friday on “Cute & Simple,” I presented a couple of ways you can help streamline your routines for the day, week, whatever…(and then you read yesterday’s post about the morning madness and you probably think I have no idea what I am talking about).  But, if you are intersted in doing more with this picture schedule/photo menu idea, then read on.  It really does work. Awhile back, my kids were begging for an allowance.  We go through this allowance cycle every so often, but we aren’t very consistent about it as parents.  The kids are only 4 and 6 years old, after all.  Instead of writing out every job or chore we expect of the kiddos (since they can’t really read), I made a photo/picture chart of the expectations.  Therefore, I am no longer hovering over the kids as they look at the chart asking for the upmteenth time, “What does this say again, mom?!” It worked pretty well.  Well enough that they earned the walkie talkies they were talking (ha!) …

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 …