It doesn’t matter what age your kids are, when they set foot in the house, it’s highly likely they’ll drop their bag on the floor while simultaneously kicking off their shoes and socks and heading straight for the fridge. Multiply that by the number of children you have and before you realise it, there are items here, there and everywhere. Our first organising strategy is to create a designated home for their school gear at or near the front entrance; have your children pack away their own backpack and shoes, hang hats and coats, and pull out any school paperwork before they have afternoon tea. While they are at it, have your children unpack their lunch box/drink bottle and take it to the sink ready for the evening wash up.
Kids Afternoon Routine Checklist
With some simple child friendly strategies, the afternoon can be a time of fun and achievement. Use this checklist to help keep things simply organised. As seen in the January 2015 Howards Catalogue. View the full catalogue HERE
There’s something to be said for a routine. With the emphasis usually on a morning routine and getting the kids off to school (fed, dressed, lunch packed, teeth brushed and in a timely manner), the afternoon routine is often overlooked. Afternoon routines are great as they can set everyone on the same path. The trick will be tailoring your routine to your children. Set the tone for a calm transition from school pickup to evening with this checklist and organising strategies…
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Accurate as at January 2015.