Adults usually structure their lives around routine. Knowing what time your shift, doctor’s appointment, or party starts helps you plan how much sleep you get and how you prioritize your time throughout the day. This is perhaps because adults have grown accustomed to a routine during their school years and see the benefit of it.
Likewise, children thrive when they have a regular routine. As Dr. Laura Markham says, “Children, like the rest of us, handle change best if it is expected and occurs in the context of a familiar routine. A predictable routine allows children to feel safe, and to develop a sense of mastery in handling their lives.”
One of the best ways to help your child establish a routine is by enrolling them in a quality preschool program. Here are three regular patterns your child can count on at Children’s Academy Childcare and Preschool:
Children who snack all day struggle to focus on what they are learning. Scheduled meal and snack times help children focus all their energy on one activity at a time. Plus, it cuts back on snacking throughout the day, which improves their health.
Uninterrupted playtime is vital at this young age! Children can devote themselves to imaginative play with age-appropriate toys, dress-up, or games.
While this may look different for each age, we stress the importance of age-appropriate learning time in every classroom. Whether that is reading to babies, sensory toys for toddlers, or a preschool curriculum, you and your child can count on our teachers for age-appropriate education.
If you’re looking to give your child a head start in school, contact Children’s Academy Childcare and Preschool today!