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The Quarantine Series (Part 2) Sticking to a Schedule

The Quarantine Series// 𝕊𝕥𝕚𝕔𝕜𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕥𝕠 𝕒 𝕊𝕔𝕙𝕖𝕕𝕦𝕝𝕖

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Alright parents! After getting settled into schooling from home last week, you've probably realized that making the schedule isn't the hard part...it's sticking to it!!

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We recommend selecting one of these types of schedules to try out. Each type has different benefits and uses, but they Increase interactivity between your child and the schedule, which can produce better follow through. You can get as creative as printing pictures and dusting off the ole laminator and using some of that velcro from your sewing kit, or as simple as computer paper and pencil!

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Below are our 𝕋𝕚𝕡𝕤 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕊𝕥𝕚𝕔𝕜𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕥𝕠 𝕒 𝕊𝕔𝕙𝕖𝕕𝕦𝕝𝕖:

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1. Use a timer! Designate 'time periods' for each activity, find an egg timer or use a phone timer a tell your child how much time they have for the activity. Giving 5-minute, 3-minute, and 1-minute warnings help with transitions.

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2. Make a plan for 'moving on'! When your child is finished with the task, how will they manipulate the schedule to show that the task is 'all done,' and it's time for the next one? They may need to be taught how to do this, but over time independence is the goal.

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3. Reinforce yourself for completion. Did you and your family get to the end of the day and get to 8 out of 10 items on the schedule? 9 out of 10? 10 OUT OF 10?? Reward yourself and your kids!! Reinforcing your kids for following the schedule will make them more excited and ready to follow the schedule again tomorrow. Even better, start the day by saying "Hey kids, if we finish this schedule and get every activity done, we get to have ice cream after dinner." Everybody wins!

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Have questions or want to learn more?📩info@hsvba.com //www.hsvba.com


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