Teaching Kindergarten for five years helped me understand just how important schedules and routines are for young children. I’m not the type that follows the schedule to the minute, it’s more like “ish time” but the routines, especially during transitions like meals and bedtime, and the order that we do everything in is pretty much set in stone. Everyone knows what to expect and when and it helps keep the chaos of our household minimal.
An example of our “Toddler Schedule”. Pictures help them follow along!
Kathleen, M.Ed.-mom of two sets of twins, educator, yoga instructor, nature enthusiast.