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Monday, May 24, 2010

Easy Daysies -Magnetic Schedules For Kids Review and Giveaway


 I was so fortunate to be sent a great set of products from a wonderful company called Easy Daysies™ and for the past few weeks my kids have been really getting alot of use out of the Easy Daysies Sets I was sent.  Did you know that Easy Daysies™ is a Canadian Mom & Teacher invented product line.   Using pictures that are self-explanatory for non-readers Easy Daysies are Magnets and ReStickables, perfect for ages 2 1/2 to 12.   Studies have shown Routines help kids be more co-operative, confident and independent all because they feel safe and secure knowing what is going to happen next. Visual routines are also important for helping children with special needs be successful too.  Having 4 children can be really busy and this system has proven to be so helpful with my boys.

 Kids learn:RoutineResponsibilityPrioritiesSight Word Recognition

Learning should be fun.  With Easy Daysies™ it is!

Kids Develop:Self-disciplineRespectGood Works HabitsConfidence & Security
Great for:HomeClassroomPreschoolDaycareHomeschoolingKids with Special Needs

The Story of Easy Daysies™
 As a classroom teacher, I have taught Kindergarten up to Grade 5 (while coaching Grade 6 and 7 Boys and Girls Basketball and Volleyball for years), and I have always had a visual daily schedule up in front of my classroom showing the children the shape of the day. It might say something like: Morning Challenge, Carpet Time, Spelling Practice, Snack Time/Recess, Quiet Book Time, Math, Clean Up Time, Lunch, etc. No matter what age my students were we would go over the daily schedule together as a class each morning and they loved it! My students really liked knowing what was going to happen that day. It made them feel safe, confident, and in control of their day, which resulted in having happy, comfortable, and organized students and classroom.
Having a visual indicator of what was going to happen next made event transition easier for all my students; it was especially effective for my students with special needs too.
It was so effective that over my years of teaching, I have had many parents ask me if I could make something like that for their child at home. "Of course!" I would say!
I started making visual schedules for parents to help their kids at home with specific focus such as helping them get organized when they got home. For example, one visual calendar had the following "cards": Take Out Homework and Notices, Snack Time, Homework Time, Pack Backpack, Free Time, Dinner, Pack Soccer Bag, Soccer Practice.
I've made visual schedules for steps for Bed Time, Morning Routines, and Washroom Routines.
Then one day I had my own children and I realized the true value of such a visual schedule at home! It worked wonderfully in my classroom and no wonder parents wanted something like this at home! My daughter is very inquisitive and always asks, "What are we going to do today mommy?" I started drawing her a sequence of pictures of what we were going to do that day. She was only 3 and a half. Then I started writing the word beside the pictures I drew. Before I knew it I had made a magnetic prototype daily schedule that we kept on our fridge door. I was very excited about not having to draw pictures of everything we were doing every morning!!
Elaine Tan Comeau

Need help getting your kids going in the morning? Or just wanting to teach them “the morning routine”? The Every Day Kit is a great way to start. Add on the the chores and rewards kit for the older ones in the house too!
Well there are a total of 11 Easy Daysies™ Kits to choose from so you can mix and match the kits to create the perfect routine  for your family or classroom.  I was so thrilled to be sent The EveryDay Kit /Chores and Rewards and a Set of Orange ReStickables for Review!!
Both of my boys really enjoy using the Easy Daisy Sets. My youngest really thrives on the Starter Kit and ReStickable Stickers, where  My 10 yr old loves to follow the Chores and Rewards Set.    He has been really motivated lately and it has been fun as he can watch his progress :) The Stickers are super easy to use and Everett has been so helpful wanting to put his own clothes away during clean up time. This is a wonderful set of products and Easy Daysies has a great Variety to choose from.   
CDN$27.99
This is the "Must-Have" for every family!  get kids organized and into routine in a snap!  
This kit includes the Apple Tree or Daisy Fold-&-Go and all 18 magnets from the Easy Daysies Every Day Kit
Personalize the board with your child's name using a dry-erase marker.  Put magnets down the middle or use the "TO DO" and "DONE" columns for a reward system.
Kids can hang or bring their daily routine anywhere:  from home to grandma's, or to the Baby-Sitter's!
Magnets are made in Canada with 70% recycled material.
This popular kit is loved by parents and kids! It can be used alone but it is perfect for mixing into The Every Day Kit.  Using a dry erase marker check the white boxes below the task your child completes and reward him or her when all six boxes are checked! The blank magnets in this kit are perfect for helping little ones learn routines and tasks as well.  Enjoy using the blanks for tasks like: "Sitting Still and Eating Dinner", "Doing Home Work", "Going To Bed without Complaining", etc.!  Includes 9 amazing, coloured, durable magnets (perfect for little hands) that you can use on your fridge, kitchen door, or pocket chart. This is a great basic starter kit that every home should have! Great and unique birthday gift idea! Great educational gift for home schooling, getting kids organized and into routine, and a helpful tool for children with special needs too!
Magnets in this kit: Feed Pet, Clean Bedroom, Clean Bathroom, Do Dishes, Help Set Table, Vacuum, Walk the Dog, two blank magnets for you to fill in.  The entire product is proudly designed, created and assembled in Canada.
For ages 3-12 
CDN$9.99
Help your kids help you!
Yes! Adorable Restickables will help your kids put their own clothes away!  Simply stick them on drawers, bins, closets, etc. Pictures with matching words will help kids at any age quickly learn to get organized. Illustrations help those who can not read. They stick like a post-it note so it leacves no residue and no damage! Perfect for reSticking when you need to move the Socks or pajamas to a different drawer!
These fabric, tear-proof stickers will peel on and off without leaving any residue and can be used over and over again. Now that is reducing, reusing and recycling!
They even come in 3 cool colors so that each child can have his or her own set!

~The Giveaway~
Easy Daysies™ is geneously giving one Organic Girl Entrant a Easy Daysies Starter Kit!
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Ends June 25, 2010

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A Big Thanks to
Easy Daysies™  for the Wonderful Review opportunity and for sponsoring this Giveaway at Organic Girl

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