Routine cards are a wonderful way to help ease into transitions such as getting ready in the morning or completing the bedtime routine, and can help reduce meltdowns for children. Using routine cards are also a powerful tool to help nurture independence, build predictability and allow our little ones to feel like they have some control.
This set of 72 routine cards will take your toddler from early childhood to the new season of schooling and responsibilities.
We also know the significant importance of maintaining routine for children with special needs such as autism and OCD. Incorporating these cards into their daily life will help ease their anxiety as the day becomes planned and predictable.
By establishing daily routines for toddlers and children, we can help build a sense of predictability, which in turn helps them feel safe and secure. It also helps prompt the movements of the day so that we can get organised, do things in a timely manner and establish structure to the day.
The following routine cards are included in this set:
Wake up, Put on shoes, Toilet x2, Eat breakfast, Get dressed, Brush teeth x2, Brush hair, Put on sunscreen, Put on hat, Put on jacket, Gloves/Scarf, Wash face x2, Make bed, Free time, Play outside, Change nappy, Eat lunch, Quiet play, Nap time, Eat snack, Pack up, Swimming, Shopping, Park, Family time, Car trip, Catch bus, Pack lunch, Bike ride, Library, Pack bag, Unpack bag, School, Play sport, Music lesson, Play date, Clean room, Clean toy room, Do laundry, Do chores, Do dishes, Dentist, Take vitamins, Water plants, Wash hands, Mindfulness, Listen to music, Craft time, Care for pet, Cooking, Daycare, Exercise, Clean bathroom, Homework, Screen time, Doctor, Take medication, Study, Take out rubbish, Help cook dinner, Set the table, Lights out, Get a drink, Brush teeth, Eat dinner, Story time, Bath/shower, Pyjamas, Cuddle time, Bed time
Recommended Age: 3+ years.
Cards should not be chewed or sucked on, doing so may result in small parts causing a choking hazard.
The cards are printed locally in Australia, on a 350gsm uncoated card stock. They are 9x9cm and have a protective matt celloglazing layer front & back (so no need for laminating). They also come in a beautiful white storage box with a magnetic close lid for safekeeping.
Warning: Children 3 years and under should be supervised when using cards. Cards should not be chewed or sucked on, doing so may result in small parts causing a choking hazard.
I have 3 kids 5,3 and 2 and being in lockdown off and on has really disrupted their usual routines and things have felt out of control. These cards allow me to create a visual schedule each morning for the kids (and myself) so there is structure again in our day. The kids love waking to see their schedule and my usually resistant child is much more compliant and loves referring to what has and has not been completed on our schedule. Great purchase!!