I Know What To Expect My School Day Mini Kit


 Create a portable visual timeline to help children understand what to expect during their school day.

Key benefits

  • Creating a routine for your child’s school day results in a calmer start to their day
  • Showing your child exactly what is going to happen and in what order helps reduce their anxiety 
  • Encouraging independence by giving your child responsibility for their own routine
  • Communicating what your child needs to do without constant verbal prompting leads to less frustration when moving between activities
  •  Durable and water-resistant stickers means you can easily keep your child’s visual timeline clean


Kit contents

  • 1 TomTag Button Holder (use the drop down box below to select your preferred colour) 
  • 6 blank buttons
  • 6 symbol stickers
  • 2 blank stickers for extra personalisation
  • 1 pre-printed rectangular label naming your TomTag Button Holder


  • TomTag Button Holder:18cm x 3cm
  • Buttons: 2cm diameter

Symbols included

  • register
  • lesson
  • work time
  • play time
  • lunchtime
  • circle time 

Click the gallery to view the symbol images

The TomTag I Know What To Expect Range

With this range, it’s quick and easy to make personalised visual timelines, schedules and reminders which can be used anywhere in the home, at school, in care settings or when out and about.

TomTag visual supports can provide structure and guidance to the day or week ahead, helping to lessen anxieties and mange expectations about what is going to happen. This can lead to improvements in behaviour, communication and encourage personal responsibility and independence.

These are truly versatile visual supports.  Use the tags singly to highlight sections of the day or particular tasks. Work towards using just one tag to cover a whole routine or time of day.

TomTag is easy to clean and keep hygienic. TomTag’s plastic button holders and blank buttons can be washed in warm water and a little hand soap should they become dirty and dried with a soft cloth. The stickers are highly water resistant. Simply wipe over with a wet cloth or anti-bacterial wipe.

How does TomTag work?

TomTag uses symbols to show a series of separate tasks or steps involved in a task that are part of a routine, a sequence of events in a timeline or they can be used as a list to teach a new skill by breaking down a single activity into smaller steps.

Many children with autism and other additional needs have strong visual skills. They are more likely to remember and understand what they have seen rather than what they hear. Using a visual support like TomTag to present information visually and in a step-by-step manner allows visual thinkers and learners to take in information at their own pace. Visuals can also act as a reminder when children forget what’s been said or become distracted, TomTag helps to bring their attention back to the task or current situation.


WARNING: Please note – TomTag is not a toy. Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.

Symbol images produced under licence from Widgit Symbols (C) Widgit Software 2002-2024 www.widgit.com. All other images (C) Orkid Ideas Limited 2024

Additional information

Tag colour

red, yellow, grey, purple, green, blue, orange

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