Some children need a visual reminder of what their day will be filled with. Using a visual timetable can help reduce the anxiety a child might feel about ‘what comes next’. Time is a difficult concept to understand and transitioning from one activity to the next can be perceived as a threat or a punishment by some children. Have a look at the timetable I have attached to give you some ideas on how to put together a visual timetable. Sometimes just a NOW/NEXT prompt on a blank piece of paper will suffice.
Social stories are also useful to reduce anxiety because the message is repeated throughout the story. Have a look with your child at the social story about the Corona Virus and school closure.