If you have been learning all about work boxing and the different things you can do, you have probably heard about little help cards that you can give to your children. What I really like is having the ability to limit the number of times your children are allowed to ask you for help. The reason for doing this is so that children can learn to think a bit for themselves before they use up all of the help buttons for the day. Instead of just creating a basic card that says help on it, I have found many different ways to create the button. You can really be creative with these buttons, and tailor them to your children’s unique style. Below you will find some creative ideas on how you can make the help button a little different and fun.
When it comes to young children, one thing that really seems to work well is to use pictures. Fun cartoon pictures that you can easily print from your computer are simple to put together. All it takes is a little searching around from some free clip art to use. You can then print them out, and glue them to an index card. Then just cut the index card so that it fit’s the picture exactly.
Have your budding artist help
If you have a child who really loves to draw, why not have them draw the pictures on the help button. Kids are more prone to use something that they have helped design themselves. After they have created the artwork for it, you can easily write the words help on it, and then laminate it as a card. This way all you have to do is hang up the cards where they can find it.
Use an old toy
Using an old toy is really a great help button. You can easily tie a piece of yarn to the toy, and place it on a hook. Then when your children need help they can just take the toy off the hook, and bring it to you. This works great for kindergarten children, and some preschoolers, who can not yet read the word help. In this case it may be best to have your child pick out what toy they would like to use. This help to keep the day going if they suddenly hit a road block when it comes to their learning. Remember you want it to stay fun and if they need your help and have a fun way of asking for help.