Summer ends, and school is back again. I still love to open the new books and dive my nose into the pages and feel again that peculiar smell; and when I see all the pencils lined up on the table, and the bag so clean and ready for store up so many treasures… That’s true. But, setting all this wonderful feelings aside, I definitely prefer holidays, when my little ones are with me, at home. But everything comes to an end, and this year Summer is nearly gone.
So, we are preparing us to the new year, and one of our first aims is to readjust us to the school pace. So we have two new boards on our fridge, with magnetic chores: get dressed, pick up the toys, brush my teeth… At first, the paper board is empty, and as day goes on -and chores are done- magnets fill up them.
Is an easy and peaceful way to lead children into a rythm and I realized they live happier and calmer when they know what’s going to happen next. All the boys and girls love to please their parents; it’s easier for them when we give them some clues, isn’t it?