Kids in playschool are at a certain age when they outset a particular routine which helps in cognitive, social, and physical evolvement altogether. The introduction of daily routine in preschool kids helps them attain a better lifecycle. If your child is resisting following a daily routine, here are some guidelines.
Why can’t they follow?
Most children and parents face instability during the initial years of their growth. Parents need to identify and address the unstable schedule. It could be:
- Unable to keep a track of time
- Paying Attention
- Not following Commands
Types of Parenting
Child-led Parenting: It is a type of parenting that centers on the vicinity of a child’s needs. It revolves around the age of infants(0-2yrs) which means that the babies have critical needs like food and sleep time. The change starts after 2 years when a child learns to speak, walk and do basic chores. If Parents still do not wish to change this drill, they might end up having a routine dictated by children.
Parent-led Parenting: Parenting that centers in the vicinity of parents i.e., it develops around the parent’s priorities. Priorities include work, exercise, and socializing. In this type, children tend to learn social conduct, the importance of physical activities, and the importance of having economic support.
Measures to Frame a Daily Routine
To make kids follow a routine, Parents and Teachers need to learn a few aspects. But before setting a routine for your child, do you have your own? You should because you want the child to pursue you.
Involve the child
Ask the child what daily activities he likes to do and what not. Segregate what the child doesn’t like and introduce those activities one by one. Kids also like to be a part of the decision-making process.
Importance of Time and Priorities
It is necessary to understand that Time is of the essence. Parents and Teachers should tell preschool kids that Time Management is crucial for the future. It brings Punctuality and effectiveness to every field. Also, prioritizing your work according to the importunity is essential to understand what is important and what is not.
Make a Chart or Table
To involve your child in making his schedule or routine, parents or teachers should teach it with the help of activities. For example, Visual Planner, Picture Schedule, Colourful Chart, or Printable Time Table available on the internet. We can add smaller details like checklists, tips, and treat. Giving them engaging activities at least once a day makes it interesting.
How Does it Help?
It helps both the children and their parents if they follow a routine as it leads to:
- Proper Schedule
- Creating a bond
- Sense of Power