Getting an almost 3 year old ready for bed can be a little difficult at times, there are always so many other more interesting things to do. Lately Ava and I have been playing pajama pictionary. I simply draw the an item of clothing, she guesses what it is and then takes it off(or puts it on, depending what we are up to), the main incentive is the promise of a new picture. I continue this through until she is dressed and ready in her jammies and it is surprising how quick this process is.
We have got into such a routine with the order in which we take off and put on clothes that it is also quite funny to her and makes it a little interesting when I mix the order up, like putting socks on before the nappy – how ridiculous. The pic shown includes some added items I chose to make it a little sillier, her bunny ears and a ring for her finger.
Once Ava is ready sometimes she starts drawing for me although she often anounces what it is she has drawn which is very helpful of her.