There are numerous blogging tips on things you can do to speed up the little ones.
However, rather than rehash the standard suggestions, below are physical items you can include in your day.
1. Getting The Kids Out of Bed with Clocky
Those little sleepy heads can be a handful to wake-up. Take your troubles, and hand them over to a fun alarm clock. Clocky turns waking up in the morning into an annoyingly laughable event.
The kids get one chance to hit snooze, then Clocky jumps off the dresser making fun noises while it rolls around the bedroom. With Clocky, the days of multiple snooze button taps are over.
The kids have to get out of bed to shut it off.
2. Make the Beds with Zip-Up Bedding
Professional bed making doesn't come close to making the list when you and the kids have to be out the door by a certain time. However, there is a way to get them to make their beds without taking forever.
Try Zip-Up Bedding. It will speed up the bed making process while teaching the kids responsibility. Zip-Up bedding is exactly what it says; it zips up. There are no sheets to tuck in and no blankets to pull wrinkles out of.
The kids just get-up and zip-up.
3. Set a Deadline Using a Calendar with Reward/Completion Stickers
Stickers alone won't do it. Having the kids put a completion sticker on a calendar isn't enough incentive: You need to give them a deadline. In other words, the sticker needs to be placed on the calendar by "x time" in the morning.
Only when the tasks are completed, can they put their sticker on the calendar.
Here are some items for the kids 'getting-ready' list (Things to do before putting that sticker on the calendar):
- Got out of bed
- Got dressed and cleaned
- Made the bed
- School bag packed (if applicable)
The calendar becomes a way of tallying how they're meeting the morning deadlines.
Here's to your family getting out the door on time!
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