Children usually enjoy finding out about their day. So I regularly use colourful chalk-markers to leave messages on our bathroom mirror about the day’s upcoming event or countdown to something my eldest daughter looks forward to, such as her birthday party or the end of school term. I add a little illustration to make it look even more fun. 🙂
If your child takes to it, you can even leave a question about their day. The first time I did so, I enquired as to whether my daughter had enjoyed her swimming lesson. As soon as she read the message as she went to brush her teeth to go to bed, she came running to me to hug me and reply. A sweet moment, and also a different way to get them talking about their day, since more often than not kids refuse to talk about it when asked at pick-up time. 😉
Where to get ideas from:
- Their school timetable
- Their activities
- Family events or outings
Tip: Messages do not have to be on a daily basis. Some children might never grow tired of them, others enjoy them more when they are not part of a routine but come as a surprise. Adapt to your child’s personality.