Using visual tools, help your child get a sense of how long it will be until a special day arrives.
- 25 to 30 minutes
- Colored paper
- Using visuals tools to help your child look forward to special days can help to control anticipation. Make a paper link chain that corresponds to the number of days until the special day.
- Hang it in a prominent place chosen by your child and remove one link every night at bedtime.
- Make a chain from pieces of wrapped candy.
- If you are away on a trip, make a chain with small (inexpensive) gifts for each day you will be gone.