Friday, January 05, 2007

It's All Stage-Management

Remember, we can't very well communicate what's happening when throughout the day, and these kids are young enough anyway that they couldn't remember. So, since we came home, I've instituted a system of "cues" such as songs, lighting changes, and room setups to communicate what activity ought to be happening. Sometimes it helps. They really do seem to notice: just this morning, both kids turned on their closet lights to signal "It's time to pick out clothes."


Rosie Perera said...

Very clever and creative! You are going to be (already are) an amazing mom! Your kids are so lucky!

Bruce said...

Fantastic! Kids love routine and predictability. And if you can overcome the language barrier with non-verbal cues, you're that much farther ahead.