In Robin Barker’s book The Mighty Toddler she describes the transition of a 2-yr old into a 3-yr old like that of a frog into a prince. I quietly cherished these words and looked forward with much anticipation to my son’s 3rd birthday. Well, a few months in and it seems that we’re still living with a frog most of the time. Our little frog has dropped his day nap which may have something to do with his tired, less than prince-like behaviour in the evenings. We’ve decided not to sweat the small stuff and instead focus on his good behaviour by rewarding it with a star. Ten stars earns a surprise gift.
I had trouble finding a toddler Star Chart template so decided to design my own and include it here as a free printable. The chart is very visual and the concept of the stars leading to a gift is clear to a 2-3 year old.
Who would have thought that the idea of being swept off my feet by a prince would have a whole new meaning to me as a mother!