Tips to Get Preschoolers on a Schedule

(StatePoint) Sticking to a daily routine offers endless social, emotional and physical developmental benefits for preschoolers. Here’s how to make your schedule stick:

• Seek their input: Kids are more likely to feel engaged if they are involved in creating their schedule, so seek their input on certain details, such as the timing of their daily activities. For example, ask them if they would prefer to have quiet time or creative time before lunch. Once you’ve settled on the specifics, use a dry erase board or chalkboard to display their daily schedule. Be sure to hang it somewhere at their eye level, and consider including little icons for each activity to help young readers make the connection between the words and their meanings.