For many American families, the kitchen is the heart of the house. It’s where we gather together to begin our days, have family meetings, work on homework, and check emails while we try not to burn dinner.
If your family is like ours, it’s hectic. Between balancing work and school schedules, extra-curricular activities, and social events, it can get overwhelming.
If you would like a clear, easy-to-read system for managing your family’s busy schedule using customized whiteboard magnets, today’s article is for you!
We especially like this style of calendar for families with young children. While a digital calendar can work well for teens, younger children will benefit from being able to see what’s happening by simply glancing up at the calendar you’ve created.
Your Whiteboard is Now Your Command Center
Prepare for each week by creating that week’s calendar on the whiteboard. By limiting this calendar to one week at a time, you’ll be able to prepare mentally as you write it out, and your children won’t be overwhelmed by trying to comprehend a long span of time. Weeks make much more tangible sense to young children than months!
Each Family Member Needs At Least One Custom Magnet
Normally we recommend 3 customized magnets per person, but you may be able to squeak by with 1 per family member. By placing a person’s magnet strategically on the whiteboard, you can draw attention to where they will be during the day.
Create Custom Magnets for Special Events and Activities
Is your little one attending art class, participating in sports, or heading to the dentist? A custom magnet is a perfect way to illustrate the day. For special events like birthdays, holidays, and vacations, magnets can help build anticipation even as they help a child visualize the wait in bite-sized increments. The result may be improved patience and a clearer sense of time passing.
Chores Are Easy to Assign with Custom Magnets
Are you tired of reminding your children of their chores? Design a magnet to represent each chore that’s appropriate for them. From setting the table and unloading the dishwasher to dusting and sweeping, a magnet is a reminder of their responsibility.
By rewarding your children for following their chore magnet independently (we suggest Blue Bee custom printed stickers because kids just love them), you’ll soon find them eager to help without your reminders.
Themed Custom Magnets for Each Month
To make your whiteboard feel a bit more special, you can design a larger magnet for each month. Young children will benefit from associating each month’s name with seasonal themes, and your command center will feel more decorative. In fact, we daresay it’s downright fun to put up a beautiful new month’s magnet!
Young children love to learn as they help you, so take the opportunity to talk about the month’s name and seasonal associations as you prepare the first week of the month.
If you’d like assistance designing custom magnets for your family’s command center whiteboard, please contact us directly. We look forward to helping you create a system that will streamline your busy schedule.