While we generally have an open door policy in our home, there are times when it is appropriate for a door to be closed (getting dressed, using the restroom, etc.). We have been teaching Super Tot to knock when a door is closed for a long time, but he still struggles with not opening the door as soon as he has knocked. We thought we would help him out a little with a simple, Tot friendly door sign.
It has worked wonderfully! While he still cannot read the words, he knows the colors and can easily discern the faces on each side of the sign. If he approaches a door (open or closed) and sees the red side, he knows he is not to come in. If the green side is showing, he knows he is allowed enter.
To make the sign, I printed the text and faces onto red and green construction paper, cut into 4"x6" rectangles, and glued the red and green pieces back to back. Then I laminated the sign and used a scrapbook tool to punch the large hole in the top (you could also use scissors).
It took less than 5 minutes to make. I just wish I had thought of it sooner!