Routines for Young Children (Pre-Readers)


I have created a couple new charts for my kids, to help keep them on track in the mornings and evenings.  I think this is a great way to give them a little more independence over getting themselves ready.  My kids are 5 & 3.  My five year old is pretty good about sticking to his routines, but still gets off track at times.  My 3 year old does some of her morning routine independently but still relies on me for most of it.


They were SO excited about these charts, which I have now posted in their bathroom.  After I explained them to Zoe (my youngest) she eagerly wanted to repeat them all back to me.  You see, I made them as kid-friendly as possible with cutsie little pictures to help guide them if they are not yet reading!  So she was so excited to be able to “read” the chart herself!

If you would like to have these charts for your young children, I have included links at the bottom of this post.  Feel free to take them, change them if you like to fit your family, and print them for your own use.  I also laminated mine to keep them protected and nice looking in the bathroom.  You could also frame them!  Enjoy!




  1. great idea. My kids always loved charts also–especially with such cute pictures!

  2. Cute charts. 🙂 Thanks for sharing these. 🙂

  3. Great looking charts! You’re such an inspiration! Btw, we missed you last week but look forward to seeing you this Thursday (Lord-willing).

  4. Very cute charts!! We keep doing these, and keep getting away from them 🙁

  5. I love these charts, by the way, and I meant to say so the other day!

    And.. you’ve been tagged.

  6. Ted Burrett says:

    Hey, nice tips. I’ll buy a bottle of beer to the man from that forum who told me to go to your blog 🙂

  7. Katie, I am in awe of how similar our stories are! I am a military wife, devout-Christian, from Charleston, SC. My husband and I both live in Atlanta, GA where he works for the Army’s Homeland Defense Headquarters. We are infertile and I am completely unable to carry a child. I was born without a uterus (a rare disorder that is similar to a few diagnosis but my chromosomal/blood work doesn’t show a direct correlation with any of the diagnosis’s) but have my fallopian tubes, ovaries that are both fully functional, etc! Nothing more (no “extra”) and nothing less, except for the uterus. I am getting big into the monogramming/embroidery/sewing world and was looking on YouTube for a tutorial on burp cloths (its a coping mechanism to make baby stuff, knowing one day The Lord will bless us with whatever His will decides) and stumbled across yours. I fell in love with the music, which led me to your page, which led me to reading your story, and it brought to the surface all of our similarities! One difference we have is that we have a gestational carrier, or a surrogate, attempting to carry our child. We transferred two of mine and my husband’s genetic embryos to her uterus this past April, and we lost both of them. We transferred one embryo this past June, and we miscarried, losing this baby as well. We are constantly dependent on our heavenly father for peace and comfort, and I cannot fathom how we would attempt to cope with the losses without faith. It burdens my heart to know that there are women and men out in today’s culture that are experiencing either this kind of heartache, or similar heartaches, and trying to truck along through it with God’s mercy and steadfast hand. I just wanted to contact you and let you know that your God;y encouragement today touched my heart, and I wanted to share my blog with you, in efforts to be of some encouragement to you, as well. Very few people genuinely know what the heartache feels like, and when it’s the loss of a child that is common ground between two Christian women, it’s only healthy that we have an opportunity to pray for and with one another, seeking counsel in the hard and questioning times, and praising Him together when times are happy and joyous! I hope this message finds you well, and I can’t wait to hear back from you!


    PS: My hubby and I are some homeschool researching freaks!! We want to homeschool our future children, should The Lord choose to bless us with them. 🙂
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    • Hi Jess! Thank you so much for sharing your heart! I am so sorry to hear about your precious babies. I will be sure to stop by and read your blog as well! I sort of fell off the blogging wagon over these past few months, but do plan on getting back to it soon. Praying The Lord would greatly bless you, and grow your family in His perfect timing, and perfect way!
      <3 Katie


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