A child has a special way of bringing joy to every day...
A child has a special way of bringing joy to every day…

Last week’s post on chore charts had quite a response. We are always happy to hear from readers, especially if some of what we shared was helpful! That is ultimately our aim. If you missed it, you can read it here. Can’t wait to see the pics of your charts!

Routine Charts – Week 2

This week we’re focusing on routine charts. Yes, there are thousands of online posts and studies about the different types of parenting charts and whether they are helpful or harmful. Some claim that charts help your children develop a healthy routine from an early age which leads to better organization which in turn leads to more self-disciplined, self-sufficient children and eventually adults …while others claim that they are the worst possible thing you can subject your kids to.
Read a little more on this subject here

Who do we believe? Well, we can tell you that we are in the process of researching this subject to death. Every case study and scientific claim that has been made is somewhere on our very long list of articles to read… so when we one day – hopefully in the near future – have a better grasp and some great infographics based on facts for you, we will share our findings, so watch this space.

Until then, I am a firm believer in routines and charts! Organised chaos, that is what most of my days look like. Four kids between the ages of 6 and 15; two boys of our own, ages 6 and 12, and two ‘adopted’, a boy, age 12 and a girl, age 15, (I will be sharing more about our ‘new family members’ story soon) four dogs and a farm… So just imagine if the organized had to fall away …I have no words. I believe routine = security for children, where they and you know what is to be expected.

So we’ve put together a few handy routine charts for mornings, after-school and bed-time routines, and categorised them for Primary School kids and Toddlers – in English en in Afrikaans!

We’ve done all the work for you! Whoop whoop. So just click and print – we LoVe FREE printables.
We are working on a funky and epic routine for tweens and teens – yes, we will make it cool so they don’t think you are babying them, and those of you frowning about charts for these ages…wait till yours get there, they still need to be reminded to brush their teeth and pack their school bag.

 

Morning Routine Charts

If yours is anything like the average household, then mornings come in three different types: Chaotic, more chaotic and just plain insane! So in the interest of smoothing out some of the hiccups and keeping the pedometer steady on chaotic rather than the alternative, we have put together a few printable morning routine charts that just might save your mornings.

Toddlers

Morning Routine Toddlers
Morning Routine
Toddlers

Kleuters

Oggend Roetine Kleuters
Oggend Roetine
Kleuters

Primary School Child

Morning Routine  Primary School
Morning Routine
Primary School

Laerskool Kind

Oggend roetine vir laerskool kinders
Oggend roetine vir laerskool kinders

 

Teen Boy
coming soon!

Tiener Seun
een van die dae!

Teen Girl
coming soon!

Tiener Dogter
een van die dae!

We will be sharing a whole bunch of ideas that are floating about out there at the end of the 7+ Handy Parenting Charts articles.

 

Afternoon Routine Chart

If your kids are lucky enough to be able to go home in the afternoons, whether with you or with a caregiver at home, then this is an absolute must! Any mom that has ever had the ‘privilege’ of spending afternoons at home knows that if a strict routine with sport, extra school activities, homework and study work is not kept, that afternoons can be even more chaotic and unproductive than mornings! Yes we absolutely mean that!

Primary School

After-school Routine Primary School
After-school Routine
Primary School

Laerskool

Na-skool Roetine Laerskool
Na-skool Roetine Laerskool

 

Teen Boy
 coming soon!

Tiener Seun
een van die dae!

Teen Girl
coming soon!

Tiener Dogter
een van die dae!

We will be sharing a whole bunch of ideas that are floating about out there at the end of the 7+ Handy Parenting Charts articles.

 

Evening Routine Charts

For those of you who are full time working moms, an evening routine charts are priceless. Getting home at 4pm or 5pm or even 6pm and then having to try and cram everything in to a few hours can feel like the mother-of-all-tasks (pun intended). This is true even for the fulltime Moms and half-day Moms. So what if a simple little chart, in a strategic place, ensured that the entire household knew what was expected of them. No running around asking…eventually telling everyone what they must please do next. Your kids are an important part of your household, so make them responsible for it as well, it’s an invaluable lesson. As we covered in the previous article

Toddlers

Bedtime Routine  Toddlers
Bedtime Routine
Toddlers

Kleuters

Bedtyd Roetine  Kleuters
Bedtyd Roetine
Kleuters

 

Primary School

Bedtime Routine Primary School
Bedtime Routine
Primary School

Laerskool

Bedtyd Roetine Laerskool Kinders
Bedtyd Roetine
Laerskool Kinders

 

Teen Boy
coming soon!

Tiener Seun
een van die dae!

Teen Girl
coming soon!

Tiener Dogter
een van die dae!

We will be sharing a whole bunch of ideas that are floating about out there at the end of the 7+ Handy Parenting Charts articles.

Happy printing and Happy organising!

Wishing you smoothly run mornings, hiccup-less afternoons and super productive and family-time evenings.

Sunshine Greetings,

The Inspired Moms Team

xxx

7+ Handy Parenting Charts – Week 2
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One thought on “7+ Handy Parenting Charts – Week 2

  • May 21, 2015 at 8:28 am
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    What a well written piece – I’m hooked on the chart train and can’t wait for the teen boys charts – things sure are going to change around in my house…thanks for the well researched advise and the easy to use charts.

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