It is often challenging for both children and parents to get back into the school routine, especially if everyone has enjoyed a particularly lazy summer. A chore chart is a way to help your younglings get back to into the school-tastic swing of things and subsequently remove any “speed bumps” interfering with a smooth summer-to-school transition. Let’s take a look at three chore charts to consider implementing as the school year begins.
Your before school, after school, and bedtime chore charts can include the following:
Before School Chore Chart
Use the bathroom and flush
Brush teeth and hair
Make sure you have everything you need in your backpack
After School Chore Chart
Empty and clean your lunch box
Give any important papers to Mom and Dad
Put backpack away
Have a snack
Bedtime Chore Chart
Put everything needed for tomorrow in your backpack
Put toys away
Take a bath and brush teeth
Set out clothes and shoes for tomorrow
Read bedtime stories
Turn out bedroom light
If you want to rearrange anything on these chore charts or add to them, feel free! For example, your children may prefer to do their homework as soon as they get home and then have a snack, or they might want to satisfy their hungry tummies before starting on math problems or that English essay. Making certain they have everything they need in their backpacks and have put their clothes out for the next day shaves plenty of time off the morning routine, and prevents you from feeling tired and frazzled before 9am.
Chore charts are ideal for getting your family into a school year routine, and provide great references during times when you or your partner are not at home for whatever reason. Use the above options as your models to enjoy a more seamless transition into the school year! Good luck!