- by raytcmc
Installing routines starts at an early stage when your child is still a baby. Routines are part of our life and changed through the years, as well as your child gets older. Routines remain present until adulthood!! Routines help children in various ways and can target different areas:
- Setting routines helps them feeling secured (a frame is established in their daily life)
- It leads to a kind of stability
- It helps to implement communication skills ( turn-taking for example as they see you doing it)
- It helps children reducing their frustration as they know what will happen next (they learn the expectation process)
- At an early stage, it’s helping with sleep processing, meal timing,….
But we remember it’s vital also to have some flexibility as any “unexpected situation” can occur, this is how they will learn adjustment.
- Developing their vocabulary: by commenting your daily life situation, you are using the same words and your child will memorize them and understand them naturally.
- Just keep in mind not to overstimulate but let it be part of your routines
— By Coralie Hannoteau, Speech & Language Therapist at TCMC.
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