하루 일과 Chore Chart
It’s no secret, I’m a fan of Maria Montessori and her method. One of the things that drew my husband and I to the Montessori method is the emphasis on practical life skills. Walking the Little Guy through different routines and exercises like pouring water or folding clothes definitely takes a lot of effort and patience. But, the pay-off is there. The first time he ran off to get a cloth to wipe a spill or bring his dirty plate to the sink, we were beaming.
Any time I’d seen responsibility charts like these, I knew I would love incorporating them into our day. I made two versions in case you don’t have a color printer. Or, if you have multiple kiddos, let them color their own. Cut out each chore and use velcro to arrange them on the “to do” side. Let your little one move each chore to the “completed” side. You could also laminate the chore tile page and let your kiddo check off each with a dry erase marker.
Practical life tasks are great for helping kids cultivate independence and self-confidence. As we experienced, when you are first setting out with introducing a new task or chore, it takes patience. But eventually, after a lot of repetition, your little one will move through the motions without your help. How wonderful is it every time the Little Guy puts his dirty clothes in the hamper or tidies up his own books?! Of course, every time is not perfect, but I love that we are reinforcing every day activities and letting him feel like he is contributing to the family. Maria Montessori talks a lot about “respecting” your child and I really love the idea of passing along responsibilities to him with that in mind.
Using a chore chart seems a wonderful tool to help keep track of these responsibilities. And, with Korean descriptions, we can flex our language muscle while we go through our practical life skills. These downloads are available free for Tigerboom Creative subscribers. Sign up and get yours today!
*EDIT* If you downloaded the first version of my chore chart and want the two updated tiles you can download the color version here and the black and white version here. Thank you so much to Sandy of Korean4MyKids for helping with the translations. Sandy is a Korean-American homeschooler and shares a lot of wonderful resources across her Instagram and website. If you’re looking for any insight or fun tips about homeschooling or bilingual lessons, be sure to follow her and have a look at her site.