Tuesday, September 06, 2011


It would be safe to say we lack routine in this house.  With me working from home and the girls not going to school or anything, we are free to go to sleep and wake up whenever we want.

The problem is that the girls tend to fall towards different schedules.  Bella falls asleep earlier and wakes up earlier.  Emily tends to be a night owl and gets up later.

I want to get them on the same schedule and get ready for a more organized day when we start our homeschooling.

I find that the girls (or probably kids in general) do better with a schedule.  When they know what to expect, what comes next.  As of now we have had no bedtime routine.  There wasn't a constant from one night to the next.

I made some bedtime routine picture cards last night and when I showed them to the girls, OH, they were so excited about them. 

Of course I thought I would share them with you.  Not the most exciting of blog  posts, but I guess better than nothing. :)

I taped them to their bedroom door.  Now, every night they can see what they need to do and know ahead of time.  A visual reminder is worth more than my voice.  And, once I tell them they need to start getting ready for bed, they can be more independent with their tasks.

Bedtime has never been a chore, not to say there haven't been rough nights.  But now, I think it will be easier for them.  We'll see tonight....

1 comment:

Tara said...

I love those! What a great idea! How do you come up with these things? I was just reading and watching some info on listening skills (which is something I'm trying to work on with my son) and came across this gentleman who demonstrated giving the child a card with a picture of an ear on it when it was their time to "listen" and give them a picture of a card with a mouth on it when it was their time to "talk". He explained it helped to remind them etc, then I see this and you are one step ahead of most parents! Awesome! I think your homeschooling is going to go over very well. =)