The Benefits of a Visual Schedule
But, is a visual schedule really worth the time it might take to make it? The simple answer- of course! Here are some great benefits to displaying a visual schedule in your home or classroom:
Students having a hard time being away from home can take comfort knowing what comes next. We take a card out after finishing each event. Sometimes I will have my students that struggle with separation to help me with this.
Helps children who do not like transitioning. I give a warning for when center time is ending. Letting students know that the bell is going to be ringing and we will be cleaning up to have circle time.
Children learn the class routine more quickly when displayed in a way that they can understand it (with pictures).
When the regular routine changes, a visual schedule is great to reference. As children might feel out of sync when the routine is different, a visual schedule helps them know what is next.
Visual Schedules are a great way to help children learn the sequence of events in the classroom, especially when using the words 'first', 'next' and 'last'.
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