Preschool Schedule

Throwback post! Now that Hudson is almost three, I’m spending a lot of time thinking back to what I did with my big kids when they were little! Here is one of my favorite photos of Megan and my nieces at Tristan’s first birthday party. I grabbed this one because my very first schedule is hanging on the wall in the background!

One of the challenges of having little ones is getting them on a schedule. I have found that putting a schedule on the wall helps keep me on track, and it also gives my little ones a sense of stability. As you can see from my simple schedule on the wall to the left, I used pictures to help my pre-readers grasp what activities are happening when. It’s amazing how well this simple posterboard schedule works!  In future versions of this simple schedule, I used a picture of a clock, instead of writing the times, and hung a small clock above the schedule. This way, my kids could match the picture of the clock with the picture on the schedule. Even when they couldn’t tell time, they could figure out where we were in the day–and it set the foundation for learning time later!

Thanks to Mother Goose Time, one of my kids’ favorite parts of the day was School Time! Every day, we did our circle activities (talk about the weather, count, and go over colors). Then we got to do a fun activity provided by Mother Goose Time. You can see some of Megan & Tristan’s fun artwork on the wall to the right.  Because all of the materials are included and the lesson plans were already completed for me, I was able to spend my time enjoying my sweet kids, instead of stressing about getting everything prepared!

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