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Using Routines to Help Your Jarjums Learn

Routines are a great way to help your little ones learn. They can help give children a sense of security and help them develop self-discipline.

Knowing what’s going to happen next can also help them understand and control their emotions. It also reinforces their trust in caring adults.

Having a routine allows them the comfort and security of knowing what will happen next. This allows them to focus on playing, learning and exploring.

Why are routines so important for young children?

During the early years it’s important to understand the value of routine and how it can benefit young children.

Routines can help children understand their feelings and behaviours. When children learn to regulate feelings and behaviors, it means they are able to identify their feelings and have skills to manage those feelings so that they don’t feel overwhelmed.

Through talking, taking turns and sharing, learning to wait, and helping others during their daily activities, young children learn important social skills that provide the foundation for the rest of their lives. As children grow and learn, routines help them to develop a sense of security and help them feel safe.

When children are involved in a good routine they can feel confident and in control. They also learn to develop positive social skills. Routines can also help develop a sense of satisfaction in being able to do things for themselves.

How do routines help children?

Routines help children learn how the world is organised. This also helps them understand what they need to do in order to interact successfully with it.

Participating in common daily routines can also positively impact on children’s language development, with many day-to-day activities providing excellent prompts for discussion.

Try naming items being used in the routine, discussing each action as it is being done and talking about what comes next.

While no two days are the same at Deadly Kindy we work to provide a stable, secure and comfortable learning environment.

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