Nursery: Ways To Be Helpful
How to Use Ways To Be Helpful in the Nursery
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 actions children can take to be helpful!
The purpose of your 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.
In Annabelle’s room, there is a Ways To Be Helpful Board depicting helpful actions children can take when Mom is putting the baby to sleep. In the kitchen, there is a Ways To Be Helpful Board that takes the form of a traditional Job Board. Note that wherever you post your Ways To Be Helpful, you want to show visuals of tasks that are age-appropriate, and provide ample time and the assistance necessary for children to succeed.