Labels for pre-readers? Use photo stickers!
When our twins were too little to read, we labeled their things with their photos. Bought sticker paper, printed their photos on it at home.
THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES for teaching kids -- from an early age -- to begin to help themselves!
- Lunchboxes, dishes and cups so kids can identify their own lunch paraphernalia.
- Duplicate toys so ownership is never in question.
- Coats and outerwear. When a photo sticker gets paired with a written label, it helps kids begin to recognize their names.
You could take this hack further and label toy bins with photo stickers identifying the contents (Legos, dolls, cars, etc.)
You could label wall hooks so kids know where to hang their coats and/or bath towels.
You could label kitchen drawers so kids know where the forks and spoons are stored.
How else might photo labels be useful for teaching kids to be independent? Please leave a comment!
Related: More hacks for people who love labels
More: Check out the Getting Organized archive for even more ideas