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Watches and other wrist-worn items are a great way of making a small piece of information portable and easily accessible, while still keeping both hands free.   We all do this, we wear wrist watches (well we used to before we all had mobile phones!) and use them to check the time, to see where we are in our day, where we are in relation to our current task and how long until we get to go home!   Sound familiar?   We carry a schedule of our day/week/month/year in our heads and use our watches to see where we are on that schedule.

So, why not put schedule information on a watch?   It can be what's happening now, maybe with symbols being taken from a schedule on the wall as each activity starts, or maybe the watch could have space for now, next and then symbols.   As well as freeing up both hands, the wrist is repeatedly visible during most activities and so acts as a reminder as to what the child should be doing, and besides, its 'normal' to look at your wrist to see what you should be doing!

Below is a simple PECS watch.   The strap came from a child's toy where you have a watch and can swap the straps around according to the colour you want.   I got it from the book people, but have since found rubber watch straps on Amazon that are ideal.
PECS Watch
Of course, as well as things we wear on our wrists telling us things, we also use them to tell other people things (alert bracelets? those rubber charity or worthy cause rubber wrist bands?).    Below is a Mood Watch to help a child communicate how they are feeling when they find it difficult to do that verbally.   It has a little booklet of emotions that can slip easily into a back pocket or wallet.
Mood Watch