I created a chart of activities that Mr 6 and Mr 4.5 need to do each morning without me constantly nagging. This chart is permanently stuck on the fridge with small magnets.
Each morning, once the G boys have completed a task, they get the satisfaction of covering up the task.
They are responsible for ensuring that they complete their chart. How? With a bribe…I mean a reward!
I give them a realistic time that they need to have everything done by and put the oven timer on. I give them a countdown of how much time they have left i.e. 15 minutes to go. They may not have a true concept of time but they know that once they are done they have time to play with before we need to leave the house. So, the quicker they get things done, the more time they have to play.