On Friday afternoon The Duke and I picked up Miss O as she was coming to stay for the night and most of Saturday before meeting up with her Mum at a family BBQ late on Saturday afternoon.
Whenever either of the grandchildren come to stay something invariably gets forgotten and it is often a toothbrush so we reminded Miss O when we arrived. This time it was spare underwear that was left behind and then when it was bedtime she announced, “Mum forgot to pack any toys”. I pointed out to her that it was not actually her mother’s responsibility to pack toys – after all Miss O is nearly 6.
I decided to help Miss O to try to overcome things being forgotten so we made a packing list.
This is what we created. Miss O decided what needed to be on the list and with the aid of Google we found images to go with each item. Naturally, there will be seasonal variations and not everything will be required each time she packs to go somewhere but I am hoping it will be a useful prompt.
We did not get it quite finished on Saturday but it is all done now, laminated and posted to Miss O as promised.
The picture prompts will also encourage her reading skills.