Power of the Puppet
The power of a puppet is unreal. My first year teaching Kindergarten was when I realized its magical powers. Once the puppet came out, crayons were organized and pencils were sharpened. It was UNREAL.
We do the same at home. There are so many redirections that we give our preschoolers. This solution will leave you calm and cool.
Need your toddler to get his shoes? - PUPPET
Need some clothes picked up? - PUPPET
Need your toddler to brush his teeth? - PUPPET, again.
Honorable Mentions Are:
Sing your Request
Dance as you Speak