Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:36

School Messages Made Easier

School Message Template by VidaCoco.comAre you looking for a better way to communicate with your child’s teacher/school?

Check out our new School Message template! Simply print out the template in the available Word or PDF format on a 8.5 x 11 piece of paper.  Two templates will print per page.  You may have to adjust your margins in order for the template to properly print.   Sending messages to school will be much easier with these notes, we promise.   Keep them handy in your kitchen for added ease with a few envelopes (for field trip/lunch money, added privacy, etc).   They will save you time on many busy mornings!

PDF format file:

[School Message Template - PDF]

Wednesday, 27 January 2010 23:29

Bedtime Made Easier

Do you feel like you're losing the bedtime battle?

Going to Bed Checklist - PinkYou can find a great deal of research by sleep experts on how establishing a good night time routine with young children is important to their overall well being.

KGoing to Bed Checklist - Boysids know what the next step is and what the result will be – sleep! Establishing a routine requires consistency and allows for your child to have some choices. For example, the adult must establish the bedtime and how much sleep the child needs. The child may choose their pajamas or bedtime stuffed animal, if they sleep with one.

The National Sleep Foundation has some very helpful guidelines on how much sleep your child should be getting and other helpful sleep resources here.

Try using one of our Going to Bed Checklists to help your child practice establishing a night time routine.

Going to Bed Checklist - for Girls and BoysPrint the document once a week for each child and place in a location where your child can see it as they get ready for bed, like near their bed or bedroom door. Feel free to personalize it, like by adding a picture of your child brushing their teeth in the bottom right hand corner.” As extra motivation, you may consider giving your child a sticker next to each day that they complete all the tasks.

Word format files:

[BLUE Checklist-DOC] [PINK Checklist-DOC]  [Boy/Girl Checklist-DOC]

PDF format files:

[BLUE Checklist-PDF] [PINK Checklist-PDF]  [Boy/Girl Checklist-PDF]

Wednesday, 27 January 2010 21:59

Never Miss Another Important Day

Birthday Calendar Countdown Template 1We all have a hard time remembering special days – who can keep track of all the birthdays, anniversaries, etc?

Our handy calendar can help with this often daunting task. Type in all those dates that you want to remember and place in a location where you will see it. Using the Word format version, you can type directly into the template and then print it; or print the PDF version and write in the dates by hand.