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Having a routine down for a child is important. Children like routine and consistency, some more than others. I know personally, the more visual aids for Ray the better.
Ray’s classroom already has a ton of visual aids for him to help him through the day – he doesn’t do well with transitions – and we had been doing a color coded clock at home but it was knocked off the wall and wouldn’t work after that. Since then we have really fallen off our routine and we both can tell.
I’ll give you a little background about Ray. He’s 6 (where did my baby go??) and he has two diagnosis. He has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). Raylind struggles with controlling his emotions, properly and safely expressing himself, and transitions. At home he’s good at talking to me about things that bother him but he has a really difficult time transitioning from computer time to dinner time or from play time to bath time. So we started the color coded clock and it worked super well until it broke.
So I recently ordered a pocket chart and a new clock from Amazon to help us get back into our routine. I would really recommend a pocket chart because things can be changed or moved around. Below is the Pocket Chart I ordered and just received. I’m so very excited to get it set up!
The clock that I ordered is just a simple clock; however, it is silent. This is perfect for children who have sensitivity to noises.
Now that we have what we need let’s get started into the charts! There are so many different ideas for daily visual routines for kids. It’s amazing. There’s also a ton of free printables too! I am just going to put there is a numbered list for y’all that way if you find one you like but can get to it right away you can just write down the number.
Let me know if you guys have any other ideas!
- Morning & Nighttime Routine Charts – The Mom Life
- Routine Cards – Be a Fun Mom
- Kids Routine Checklist – Sunny Day Family
- Morning Chore Cards – See Vanessa Craft
- Bedtime Visual Routine Chart – And Nexts Comes L
- Printable Planner for Kids – Sunny Day Family
- Bedtime Routine Chart – Must Have Mom
- Bedtime Routine Chart – Bitz & Giggles
- Morning & Evening Routine Chart – I Heart Arts & Crafts
- Routine Cards for Toddlers – The Military Wife and Mom
- Daily Visual Schedule – And Next Comes L
- 5 Free Printable Chore Charts for Kids – Money Saving Mom
- Daily Visual Schedule for Kids – Natural Beach Living
- Magnetic Chore Chart – My Name is Snicker Doodle
- “Things To Do Today” Chart – Nursery Rhymes and Nightlights
Buy on Etsy
- Visual Schedule Toddler Kids Routine Chart – Fariari
- Routine, Activity & Chore Card Bundle – DabbleInk
- Daily Kids Calendar – CalendarKids
- Boys Dry Erase Routine Chart – OliHarriPrintables
- Daily Visual Schedule with 156 Cards – Tiny Tot Reward Charts