Written by Kara Anderson of Quill and Camera.
It was a few years ago now that we had our very first life skills summer. And it all began really simply.
I made each of my kids a morning checklist:
- Get dressed
- Brush teeth
- Brush hair
- Make bed
My daughter was a pre-reader at the time, so we made her a picture checklist. And for the three months between our regular co-op meetings, from the end of May until early September, we practiced the items on the list every day.
Until it became automatic.
Until all I had to say was “Ok guys! Do your checklists!” and everyone knew what I meant.
What was remarkable, though, was how much this one little thing helped us when the school year started up again.