A first, then card is the first step in developing a visual timetable system for your child. Visual timetables help development of all sorts of important concepts like ‘finished’, sequence vocabulary and moving on from one task to the next. They are also useful for developing independent working for children who wouldn’t otherwise cope with being left to complete a task independently. A visual timetable prepares a child for what is coming and can be used to reduce anxiety by giving warning of surprise, a change of plan or an unusual activity. Download an example of a first, then card by clicking on the link below.