Download: Picture schedules for daily routines

By Andrew M.I. Lee, JD

Daily routines — like getting ready for school — can be hard for kids to stick to, especially if they’re easily distracted or have trouble with organization. Picture schedules and visual planners can help.

Picture schedules use images to show the steps of a routine. They’re simpler and easier to follow than written schedules.

Here are a few examples of picture schedules. Print them out and use them as is. Or cut out the images and attach them in the order you want.

Getting Ready for SchoolPDF

Getting Ready for BedPDF

Afterschool RoutinePDF

Cleaning Up RoomPDF

Key takeaways

  • Use a backpack checklist to help your child stay organized.

  • Create a homework contract to outline how to make sure your child’s homework gets done on time (and well).

  • If your child struggles with behavior, try a behavior contract to help manage daily expectations.

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    About the author

    About the author

    Andrew M.I. Lee, JD is an editor and attorney who strives to help people understand complex legal, education, and parenting issues.

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    Bob Cunningham, EdM serves as executive director of learning development at Understood.