From the archives…
Do you have a clean-up song?
I’m not talking about the Barney “Clean up, clean up, everybody,
everywhere” song. That might work for you, but in our family we found
it to be a little bit manipulative (not to mention annoying when the
song was sung over and over and over again).
Rather, I am thinking of a song or a verse that will help you and your
child to gently transition from play mode to tidying mode. Shea Darian
has a sweet song, “A Place for Everything” in her book Seven Times
the Sun. I’m sure you could take that familiar saying (“A place for
everything and everything in its place”) and make up your own simple