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After School Schedule:The Colorful Clock to Help Kids Get Organized.

The after school schedule is often chaotic...

Between homework, games, meals, bathing and sleeping, we don't know where to turn!

Fortunately, this colorful clock is there to make our lives easier!

It allows children to follow easily an after school schedule.

Each color indicates time slots for each activity.

That way, kids know exactly what they need to do hour by hour and throughout the evening. Watch:

  • What you need
  • How to video
  • Result
  • Additional tips

Having a structured evening after school is essential for children.

It helps them set up a routine and go to bed more easily at the same time every night.

Indeed, children's brains are always overheated in the evening.

It's better to make things as easy as possible for them, don't you think?

What you need

- a wall clock like this

- 5 markers of different colors

- a list of activities to complete

How to video

1. Remove the back of the clock so you can access the dial.

2. Then, use the markers to color in the different time slots corresponding to the activities.

3. At home, our schedule is as follows:
- 4 to 5 p.m.:homework
- 5 to 6 p.m.:games
- 6 to 7 p.m.:dinner
- 7 to 7:30 p.m.:toilet
- 7 to 8:30 p.m.:in bed

Here's what it looks like on the clock and on the list:


There you go, with this clock your children will be better organized after school :-)

Now everyone knows what to do at home and when! No more racing against the clock every night!

The after-school schedule is clearly visible, which reduces stress and shouting at home...

In addition, children are less likely to go to bed late! Of course, you can also use this clock to make a morning schedule.

Additional advice

Don't forget to print your list of activities and color each time slot the corresponding color.

Consider hanging this list under the clock to make it easy for you and the kids to read.

For example, I pick up my children at 3:45 p.m. Time to go home, we can start snack and homework at 4:00 p.m.

If your children leave school at 4:30 p.m., keep the same organization starting at 5:00 p.m. It will then be necessary to devote less time to meals, to the toilet and to quiet time before going to bed.

Normally children in primary school are not supposed to have homework... But my daughter always has lessons, poems or even words to learn, even some calculations to do. We therefore devote a little time to it every evening.

In any case, this system is really great for organizing the schedule after school! I hope it helps you organize your time as much as I do :-)