Tricia Thursday – Toddler Charts
Now that the older kids
are in school and
YOU get YOUR TODDLERS
ALL TO YOURSELF
It’s time for Toddler Bootcamp!
The word “Bootcamp” is mostly for the mom’s
because raising a toddler takes a lot of work!
If you have a toddler you know they are BUSY little people
and very curious, to say the least.
“Terrible Two’s” is phrase you hear often when
you have a todder, and the “Three’s” are often filled with
the same adventures.
They want to know how everything works,
what it feels like,
and how to do new things.
This curiousity and desire to learn is what
gets them into a little trouble sometimes.
I LOVE to be around toddlers. They actually want to be
wherever you are . . . doing whatever you are doing.
They love to work
and they still think they’re parents are COOL!
To them JOBS are like a game or a new adventure
they get to try something new, and once they have
learned a new skill . . . it’s fun to see
their self-esteem blossom!
This chore system is perfect for training.
They can see the pictures and they can even pretend to read them.
Each chore picture says, “I CAN . . . “
and then it will show the picture as well as the word for the action
followed by the words “CAN YOU?”
They get so excited when they can answer, “YES!”
Have your toddler pick some of the jobs he or she would like to do.
I use anywhere from 5-10 cards at a time
depending on the child’s age.
(I think they’re are about 40 different chore options!)
The great thing is that they fit into the child’s hands and can be
carried with them from job to job.
When my boys where younger,
I would point to the words,
and have my boys “read” them out loud.
They began to recognize the words
even if they couldn’t actually read at the time.
Then they would see the picture and say what it was.
They loved pretending to read the big words at the bottom!
(That was back in the old days . . . now days, they’re born reading!)
To Make the Toddler Charts
You Will Need:
To print the PDF.
Cut into individual cards.
Laminate the cards.
Punch a hole in the top of the cards.
You will also need to purchase a “C-Ring”
to keep the pictures together.
That’s it . . . the rest of the work has been done for you!
Remember to work along side your toddlers.
They will love the extra attention!
It’s the perfect time to
TEACH AND ENCOURAGE!