Elementary Age Bedroom: Ways To Be Helpful
How to Use Ways To Be Helpful in the Elementary Age Bedroom
If you’ve read Sophie’s Helpful Day, you’ve already seen a version of a Ways To Be Helpful board on Sophie’s refrigerator. A Ways To Be Helpful Board is just what it sounds like: It shows visual images of things children can do to be helpful!
The purpose of the Ways To Be Helpful Board isn’t for each activity to be done perfectly; it’s for the children to be helpful, contribute to the family, and experience the feel-good vibes that come as a result. The Ways To Be Helpful can show helpful behaviors (like social skills) and actions (like chores).
Shubert has a Ways To Be Helpful that shows six different social skills he’s working on (turn-taking, kind words, S.T.A.R. breathing, sharing, asking for help, and using the Time Machine). In the dining room, the Bug Family uses a Ways To Be Helpful sign for dining room behaviors. In Annabelle’s room, there is a Ways To Be Helpful that shows actions children can take when Mom is putting the baby to sleep. Wherever you post your Ways To Be Helpful, you will want to show visuals of tasks that are age-appropriate, and provide ample time and the assistance necessary for children to succeed.