Monday, August 4, 2008

Milestone charts: A review and giveaway

Congratulations to Stacy who won a chart to help out her kids!! Please contact me with your mailing address, thanks! Thanks to all who entered!
Do you struggle with keeping a routine for your kids, or keeping them on track with a daily or night time routine? I love the new Milestone charts! Kids can learn to expect what comes next in their day or night. If they can see it, they can understand it. Plus, I like that I don't have to nag my kids to get their chores done, or make sure they do all the "bedtime" things before they go to bed! I think it is a great way to introduce reading to younger pre-school kids, too. Caleb can easily see what he needs to do, and he is at the age where he loves to "do it himself!" So, with these charts, he can do it himself. He can check things off the list, and feel like he accomplished his tasks all on his own.
I really like that the charts come with reusable stickers, so I can have the option to chance the kid's routines. Each kit comes with:
  • 1 Personalized 18” x 12” poster - Move and remove it almost anywhere without damaging walls, doors or cabinets
  • Reusable Daily/Bedtime Activity Stickers - Change and rearrange your routine as your child grows
  • 1 Erasable Marker - Change times as your child’s needs change
  • 1 Quick Start Guide - Get up and running quick and easy
The charts can be customized with your child's name printed on top. Then, they know it is their own, too. I think that helps with name recognition, too.
How the Milestone Parenting got started:
Raquel, a busy working mom, was having challenges with her daughter's schedule and trying to maintain balance in their lives. Her daughter, like many children, spouted the, "No," when asked to brush her teeth, get dressed, etc.
So,Raquel created her own tools to home make charts for her daughter using stock images of her daily activities – things like bath time, story time, brushing teeth, bedtime and even a reminder to take her asthma treatment. She cut out these images and combined them with pictures of digital and analog clocks showing the time that each activity was to be performed. Then she placed all of the pictures in her room alongside real analog and digital clocks. Her first routine was born, and that was the start of Milestone routine charts!
Would you like to win a Daily Routine kit or a Bed time Routine kit? Milestone Parenting has offered to sponsor a giveaway to one of my readers. Here are the rules:
Go to the Milestone Parenting website, and take a look at the routine charts. Then come back here and leave a comment about which chart would work best for you. This contest is open to all readers with a US mailing address. Click here to see how you can earn extra credits to win. Contest will end on August 14th, at 7:00 PM CST.

With any orders, Milestone has offered a 10% discount of the product until November 1. Just select the promotion code option when purchasing the product on their website and key in SASSY0808.

100 comments:

Leah said...

I love either the bedtime routine one or the Daily routine one. What a great idea. Now I am off to see how I can get some more entries :)

Leah said...

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Leah said...

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bluejenna said...

I would love the daily routine for my 2 daughters. They both are great ideas! Thanks

itwasn'tme said...

thanks for the giveaway- daily routine

louiseb130 said...

What a great idea for a helpful routine

Hil'Lesha said...

I really like the Bedtime Routine.

mverno said...

daily routine

gkstratos said...

I could totally use either. Bedtime has become a struggle as of late so maybe that one.
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gkstratos said...

Subscribed. Thanks.
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idahomom said...

Bedtime routine would help me get more organized. Thanks for the chance.

krystal said...

I would prefer the daily routine.
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Jenn S. said...

What a great product. We could probably use both around here, but would prefer the daily routine over the other one.

agordon10 said...

The daily routine works best.

DOODLEGIRL said...

nighttime routine as it's difficult to get her to bed a t a reasonable hour

kygirl said...

Personalized Daily Routine Kit

vboackle said...

the bedtime routine.

jennem said...

Bedtime Routine. This is a huge issue for us right now.
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Alaina said...

I would love the Daily Routine one! Thanks for the chance!

Alaina said...

I also subscribed to your feed!

oneinamil23 said...

Well we would get great use out of either one but I'd say the daily routine would be best - fortunately for me I don't have a hard time getting him to bed at night yet!

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Kari said...

I like them both but would prefer the daily routine one! Thanks!

Maja said...

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daily one ;)

Cherie J said...

The Bed Time Routine Kit would be most helpful. I think we could do better with getting the kids in bed at a reasonable time if we were more organized.

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intime said...

Bedtime Routine

jceko77 said...

The personalized bedtime routine chart would work best for us.
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windycindy said...

Hi, I am entering this contest in order to help my niece. Her son will be entering kindergarten and his routine is going to change dramatically. He is already showing subtle signs of anxiety. I would love to win the "Daily Routine" Chart for my niece and her son. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks.....Cindi
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Melissa said...

The daily routine chart would be great for my sister and her three boys. Working full time, I think this would really help her get the kids to do things themselves and no what to expect for the day! jeepcutie82 at msn dot com

lesliepear said...

I could use either of the charts - my son will be starting kindergarten and needs to take much more responsibility for himself. Thanks.

Lisa C. said...

great giveaway. I would like either one.

Lisa C. said...

i subscribe too

Lisa C. said...

and i blogged abou this great giveaway..

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Lisa C. said...

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melonkelli said...

The Daily routine would be great for us! My son needs a list of things he has to do before we leave for school.

Jennae @ Green Your Decor said...

The personalized daily routine kit would definitely work better for me. My daughter, thankfully, already has her bedtime routine memorized, and she anticipates it every night. What we need to work on is setting up specific daytime activities. I think if she knows what's coming next (lunch or a nap, for example) it might be easier to get her to cooperate. Email: jennae@greenyourdecor.com

Jenny said...

I would love the daily routine kit for my son who is 3.5 years!
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Aimee said...

The bedtime one would be great. We always struggle at bedtime with my daughter.

justicecw said...

I think my son would really benefit from the daily routine chart. THanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

LisaW said...

The daily routine chart would be great for us! Thanks!

Stacy said...

Both would be great. Having one less tantrum would be great.
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Kristie said...

I like the Daily Routine chart-I think my daughter would have fun with it and I think it would make our days run more smoothly.

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Xenia S said...

My daughter does pretty well with bedtime but could definitely use some help during the day. I would love to have the Daily Routine Chart in hopes of cutting down on the less-than-stellar portions of the day.

Thanks!
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mogrill said...

I would choose the bedtime routine. Thanks!

The Mama Hood said...

I love the daily routine chart!

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The Mama Hood said...

I have your button in my side bar!

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The Mama Hood said...

I subscribed via feed blitz email!

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Stacie Rodgers said...

We could so use the Daily Routine kit. My 11 year old has major issues with getting going in the morning. We have put lists on her door we write up, but we are constantly having to remind her to get things done. This would be perfect. She is only with us every other weekend, so making chores and normal daily routines fun makes our weekends so much smoother.

PS said...

We would love the Daily Routine Chart. It would be great for my son who is just starting chores! Thanks!

Jill said...

How wonderful! I've been meaning to have more of a set routine for my girls and this would be the perfect motivation. Thanks for the opportunity!

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Heather said...

Bedtime is not a huge issue for us luckily so I would choose the Daily Routine chart, our life will get crazy with our oldest starting K and a 4th baby arriving this Fall!

Karen said...

I'd like the Daily Routine Kit.
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Staci said...

I'd go for the daily routine one. My daughter needs a scheduls and this would be perfect.

Jenni said...

They both look really great, but I'd love to get the bedtime routine chart for my niece.

thanks

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Bender House said...

We could use the Bed time Routine kit as it has been a struggle lately. Thanks for the chance to win!

Rebecca said...

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I would love the Bed time routine chart. I think Daddy needs it more because when he is alone with her he just tends to "wing" it

Carica said...

I'd love the daily routine chart for my oldest 2; pick-up is the problem/argument here.

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Jess V. said...

The night time chart would be most helpful for my son.

LN said...

Right now, we could really use the nighttime routine one. We made our own for the morning time, but bedtime is no longer going as smoothly as it once did.
Thanks!

Megret said...

The daily routine chart would be most helpful here. My kids do great at bedtime tasks....it's the morning/daytime tasks that they want to shirk in lieu of playing! Thanks!
Megret
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

- Marybeth I. said...

I need help with CHORES! This is a great product!

- Marybeth I. said...

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Shannon said...

The Bed time routine chart would be ideal for my little guy.
He tends to want to stay up late with the grown ups and hopefully this would be some type of order for him.

Leigh said...

I think the Personalized Daily Routines chart would be best in this house. I'm REALLY trying to get the kids to learn not to procrastinate (you know, like their mom). I want the kids to learn that if they get their homework (it's only kindergarten but still lol) done ASAP when they get home, and then get their chores done, they have the whole rest of the night to play without anything hanging over their heads. It's skill I wish I had been taught.

Leigh said...

I am also a subscriber to your feed through my google homepage :)

Kelsey Weigel said...

Great giveaway!

Love the bedtime routine kit and the daily routine kit!

Thanks so much!


Kelsey
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jag said...

I think the Daily Routine kit would be perfect for my DD. I have been looking for a chart like this one! Thanks!

reddon30 said...

Bedtime routine for sure...Thank you.

Amy said...

I could use the Daily Routine. aewalls425@hotmail.com

Sundi said...

The Daily Routine chart is perfect for my toddler and preschooler! Gotta work on getting our teeth brushed every morning :)

Anonymous said...

This is such a good idea, I live by consistancy!

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Hope said...

I love them both! These are a great idea. I think I'd use the Daily more if I had to choose. :)

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Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

The Daily Routine chart would work out best for us. We don't really have any problems with our bedtime routine, which is fairly simple right now.

Thanks for the cool giveaway!

Btw, I've added your button to my sidebar. Also, I have a Mr. Linky up at the top of my blog every week for hosts to leave their current giveaways.

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Kendra Field-Bennett said...

We could really use the daily routine chart to make our daily lives easier! What a great idea!

Kasey said...

I really like the bedtime routine one. Anything to give a little more structure to going to bed is a great thing.
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idahodad7 said...

I think that the bedtime routine would be very helpful especially with school starting back for the older kids.

Anonymous said...

I ama a therapist and I recommend these to my clients to make parenting a bit easier! kdive@aol.com

Angie said...

The Daily Routine one would work best for my 9 yo dd who had adhd! Thanks so much!

Joy said...

Personalized Daily Routine Kit

Princess Golden Hair said...

boy the personalized daily routine sure would be a lifesaver here. thanks for telling me about this product

LiLi said...

If I win I'd like the Daily Routine Kit. Thank you.

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Erma said...

I really like the Bedtime Routine.

pitaharmon said...

I like both but I will say bedtime. If I don't get these lazy summer kids on some kind of schedule soon, we aren't gonna make it thru the first week of school. I tried to wake up early the other day (kids up super late-won't go to sleep) and 3 alarm clocks did not wake me up. I'm in trouble!!!

Brandy said...

They are both great but I'd probably choose the daily routine kit. Great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Daily Routine chart

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Rose said...

I like the Bedtime routine chart.

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jnmacdonald said...

The bedtime routine would be best for us. Thanks.

maggie0352 said...

The Daily Routine kit would be good for us. maggie0352@aol.com

Anonymous said...

daily routine

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klp1965 said...

the daily :)

purango said...

The Daily Routine kit would work best for me. garrettsambo@aol.com

purango said...

The Daily Routine kit would work best for me. garrettsambo@aol.com

Brooke said...

The Daily Routine one would work best for my family. I totally want to be randomly picked.

LBSGONE said...

the nighttime one cuz it's hard to remember things when you're tired.
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Jennifer S. said...

They are both great! I think the Daily Routine Kit would be more helpful for us right now because my oldest son just started Kindergarten this week which has thrown all of our routines for a loop. We need to get structure and order back into our lives.

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sharon said...

wow, love this and would like the daily routine,
thanks

Gianna said...

I love the Daily Routine kit. My daughter can use all the help she can get :)

Timothy Sternberg said...

I love either the bedtime routine one or the Daily routine one.

lilyk said...

I love the Daily routine chart!

AmberRose95 said...

While either is great, the Daily Routine Chart is the one I need. Bedtime isn't a big problem--days, however, can be very hectic. Thank you for the contest!