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Ideas for Making a Potty Training Chart

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author image Sharon O'Neil
Sharon O'Neil has been writing professionally since 2008. Her work has been published on various websites, including Walden University's Think+Up. She has worked in international business and is a licensed customs broker. She is currently a supervisor with a social service agency that works with families to prevent child abuse and neglect. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in business from Indiana University.
Ideas for Making a Potty Training Chart
Motivate your child by helping her keep track of her successes. Photo Credit Smiling little girl with ponytails image by Olga Sapegina from Fotolia.com

For many parents, potty training a child is a challenge. Most children are not ready to be potty trained until they are at least 2 to 2 1/2 years of age. If your child seems interested in potty training and is able to comprehend and follow basic instructions, it may be time to start potty training. Making a potty training chart is a fun way to give your little one an incentive and visual reminder about using the potty.

Step 1

Choose a theme for the potty training chart that your child will like. He may have a favorite cartoon character, animal or activity that you can incorporate into your design. Also, decide on an inexpensive reward that your child can earn after he completes his potty training successfully.

Step 2

Draw a large calendar grid on poster board. Use a ruler if necessary. Use bright markers or crayons to label the month, days of the week and days of the month. Use cut-outs or colorful stickers to decorate the chart. Allow your child to be involved and help decorate her chart. As you work together, start explaining the purpose of the chart.

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Step 3

Decide how many stickers your child must earn to receive his reward. For most kids, 20 to 25 stickers is a fair, attainable amount. At the bottom of the chart, write down the number of stickers beside a picture or drawing of the reward.

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