Video:How to Make a Weekly To Do List for Kids on a White Boardwith Devita Jacobs
Teaching your child how to use a to do list is a great way to start teaching time management skills. Creating a decorative white board to do list will help encourage their organizational skills.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make a Weekly To Do List for Kids on a White BoardHi, I'm Devita Jacobs and today I'm going to show you how to make a kid's to do list on a a whiteboard.
The To Do List Should Track the Completion of Various TasksWhiteboards are easy to use and clean which can come in handy if your child’s responsibilities change frequently throughout the week. To create a to list on a white board, you will need: A set of dry erase markers, a white board, and an easel or stand for your white board.
Begin creating a title for the to do list. Incorporate the child’s name into the name of the to do list to personalize the project and to create a sense of ownership. When the child sees her name on the board, it will remind her that those tasks belong to her. Use dark colored markers to write in the starting date of the week and to write in each task so that the board is easy to read. Include a large check box next to each task. If the tasks are time sensitive, include a date and time next to each assignment. Alternatively, you can add a task per day to simplify the to do list.
Organize the To Do List to Help, Not Overwhelm, Your ChildAvoid cramming too many tasks on the list since the space on the white board is limited. Too much information can make the board difficult to follow. The whiteboard should highlight the child’s most important tasks for the week. If there are only a few tasks that need to be checked off every day, simply write the task and the days of the week in grid format so that you can place an “X” under each day the task is completed. If you have a small white board it may be necessary to keep one day of the week up at a time, erasing it at the end of each day. To keep your child interested in reading the to do list each day, create a theme by drawing pictures and symbols on the board each day you reset the to do list.
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