No parent who’s just read Goodnight Moon aloud for the thousandth time needs to be reminded that children love repetition! But setting a consistent routine really does help children deal with transitions throughout the day. When they understand what’s coming up next, they have time to prepare themselves for change. That leads to more morning and bedtime fun…and fewer meltdowns!
Morning and Bedtime Routines
We created these printable morning and bedtime routines to help kids get out the door to school and daycare…and help wind down for a good night’s sleep. Print them out for every day of the week–or do what we do: drop them in a plastic page protector and let kids cross out the steps in dry-erase marker.
Children love talking about plans for the week (even if they still have a hazy sense of time). Teach them to look forward to soccer on Thursday (or a playdate on Saturday!) with this printable calendar.
How do you organize your weekdays?