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Schedule for the Day

Create a simple schedule and review it together at the start of each day. Planning before doing supports the development of self-regulation as children are able to predict and anticipate what happens next. At the same time, stay flexible.


Helping Children Wait

Use visual cues to help your child self-regulate when they need to wait.


Wish List

When you plan for the day, your child may come up with ideas you can’t do right away…


Sticky Note Schedule

Try this: Create a visual “moveable” schedule

Helping at Home

Engage your child in helping out at home! Support them in learning how to clean up and do simple jobs around the house independently.


Use a visual cue for what “clean up” looks like.

Want to help your child clean up independently? Try this.


Empower children to help

Challenge your child to finish cleaning up.

Quiet Time

Children need unscheduled time to relax and rest. Set aside time each day for Quiet Time. If your child no longer naps, they can engage in quiet activities during this time.


Quiet Time Bag

Put a few special items in a bag that only comes out at Quiet Time!

Replay the Day

At the end of the day, take time to review the day and reflect together. What were some highlights? What did you learn? What did you not get to do that you would like to do tomorrow? Celebrate accomplishments and plan for the day ahead.


Replay the Day

Take time to review the day and reflect together.

Self-Regulation Rechargers

When your child’s (or your!) self-regulation runs low, it’s time to recharge! Try a Freeze Game—turn on a song, and pause the music a few times. Everyone stops dancing until the music starts again. You can also try singing a fingerplay together, or playing a hand clapping game.


Using fingerplays with your child

Find a great list of ideas and videos here.