For both parents and children alike, having a series of patterns or routines performed daily can feel grounding and comforting—particularly as you’re preparing for your child to return to school.
Having a routine for your child is not only helpful in getting them out the door at the right time every morning, but it also helps your child learn self-control, support their social skills, and serve as an ongoing opportunity for learning.
As we head into the final weeks of summer, we’re here to help you find the best routine for your child—so you can head back to school seamlessly.
Young children and toddlers greatly benefit from having routines and regular patterns of activities that happen in the same way, each day. Children who experience regular routines at home have greater self-regulation skills and the ability to manage their feelings better.
Whether it’s time for a nap, playtime, or free time outdoors, knowing what will happen next can help your child in numerous ways, including:
Creating a Back-to-School Routine
With just a few weeks left of summer, now is the perfect time to start conversations with your child about creating a back-to-school routine.
Over the next few weeks, check in with your child. Are your routines working? What does your child need more help with? What can they accomplish on their own? When you include your child in the discussion of creating—and adjusting!—their routine, you give them a greater sense of ownership in the process and they’ll become more motivated to initiate it on their own.
Questions on getting your child into a great back-to-school routine? Reach out and we’d be happy to help!