Examples of Schedules

There are many different ways you can display a daily schedule. Here a just a few examples. Please feel free to reach out to me if you would like some suggestions or guidance.

While change is a learning opportunity, it can also be stressful for children. A normal routine brings comfort and consistency to a child’s life.

Daily routines might include:
  • The time to get ready in the morning
  • Bath times, mealtimes, schoolwork time and bedtimes
  • Housework, cooking and cleaning schedules
  • Play time, family time and outdoor play
When you include meaningful and important elements into your family life, you’re letting your child know what’s important.
While daily routines and schedules look different across households, the most important aspect is creating a routine that works for you and your family.
Schedules help establish expectations. Rather than having a power struggle about picking up toys at the end of the day or taking a bath, a child becomes accustomed to knowing when “pick up time” and “bath time” are.
Children begin to expect and complete activities without issue. As the parent, you become a partner in that routine, rather than the person who is telling the child to “do this” and “not do this.  It also helps to create a calmer household. Because the child, and other family members, know what to expect, stress and anxiety are reduced.
The child will know what comes next. They will feel valued because they are included in the plans and don’t feel as if they’re being forced to do something.