Make After-School Routines Easier By Colour-Coding A Clock

Make After-School Routines Easier By Colour-Coding A Clock

As a parent, I often feel like a walking stopwatch. “Three more minutes of TV!” “Eight minutes before it’s time to brush your teeth!” “Twenty-four minutes until bedtime!”

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For my daughter, who is four and has just a vague notion of time, all of it seems negotiable. “Just two more minutes of LEGO Friends, pleeeeeeesase, mama?” There’s begging. There’s pouting. There’s the Mum Voice.

If you, like me, could use some help moving your routine along, especially after school when life becomes a frazzled countdown to 8:30PM, colour-code a clock to keep your kids on task. Kids Activities Blog shares a DIY – just open up a wall clock, colour-code sections of time using textas, and then list the task that each colour stands for on a sheet of paper. See, the clock doesn’t bargain. This is a particularly great tool for kids who can’t yet tell time.

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Get the full instructions at Kids Activities Blog.

After School Routine Clock [Kids Activities Blog]

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