Make Morning and Bedtime Routines Easier with a Chart (Free Printable)
As I’m wanting to foster independence in my daughter, mornings and bedtimes run smoother if I can give fewer reminders.
We’ve used a routine chart since my daughter turned four, and a year later, she still LOVES it. As she said, “It helps me keep track of everything in my day so you don’t need to tell me.”
I love it for that very reason, too.
There are several on the market that you can buy, but we’ve found success with a printable chart that is as simple as possible and gives the satisfaction of checking things off the list.
We don’t put everything on the list because I don’t want to make it complicated, but she can see what she needs to do next.
I’m sharing the chart that we use and a blank version so you can create your own.
Do you use a routine chart for your kids too?Published April 3, 2012. Last updated August 16, 2017.