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The Get Up And Get Ready Chart

by kateG (follow)
I am sure that I speak on behalf of most parents when I say that some mornings I feel I deserve an award for getting the G boys out of the door.

I was getting so sick and tired of nagging the boys to get dressed, brush their teeth, put their shoes on, pack their bags…and the list goes on that I decided to take action.

Introducing the Get Up and Get Ready Chart…A simple, yet seemingly successful tool.



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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.

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Granted, some days are better than others with this method but on the whole it seems to have changed the stress levels at the G house on school day mornings.

The next step is to make a chart for after kinder and school…baby steps though!

Do you do something similar? We would love to hear your special tips to help us parents from unnecessarily tearing our hair out each morning.
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Do you want to learn how to knit? Or have recently started and would like to meet some new friends to share your creativity with, all while having a good chat? Melbourne Knitting Club has classes for you.
The Melbourne Crochet Club meets on a regular basis to learn crochet, meet other local mums, and to have a good chat. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome to come along.
The Geelong Crochet Club meets on a regular basis to learn crochet, meet other local mums, and to have a good chat. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome to come along.
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You and your family are invited to a Photography for Parents Workshop on Sunday 28th April 2019 at Fitzroy Gardens.
Do you want to learn how to knit? Or have recently started and would like to meet some new friends to share your creativity with, all while having a good chat? Melbourne Knitting Club has classes for you.
The Melbourne Crochet Club meets on a regular basis to learn crochet, meet other local mums, and to have a good chat. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome to come along.
The Geelong Crochet Club meets on a regular basis to learn crochet, meet other local mums, and to have a good chat. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome to come along.
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