72 Daily Routine Cards | The Creative Sprout
Create a structured rhythm for your toddler and/or younger children with our bespoke daily routine cards. These cards have been hand drawn and thoughtfully created, with your little one in mind.
Daily outine cards are a wonderful way to help ease transitions and reduce meltdowns for children. They are also a powerful tool to help nurture independence. As well as build predictability and allow our little ones to feel like they have some control.
This set of cards will take your toddler from early childhood to the new season of schooling and responsibilities.
Includes the following routine cards:
- 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
Why daily routine cards important?
Establishing daily routines are important for toddlers and children. It helps build a sense of predictability, which in turn helps them feel safe and secure.
It is also a valuable stepping stone to help them feel heard and understood. Bby allowing them to have input into how their day is structured.
How do they help with toddler tantrums?
We do acknowledge there is not a fool proof way to completely eradicate tantrums. Nor would you want to as they are a normal part of child development. But if you wish to bring the tantrum count down a little we’ve found in our research that implementing daily routine cards help for the following reasons:
Predictability – when your child knows what to expect and when to expect it they will trust in you and feel safe and secure. When you keep food and sleep consistent they are less likely to be overtired or hungry which can be triggers for toddler tantrums.
Autonomy – when you give your little one the chance, within acceptable boundaries, to choose or control their own actions you’ll find them to be happier to comply. When it’s time to get ready for bed your conversation perhaps could begin with “would you like to get dressed in your pyjamas or brush your teeth first?”.
Feeling understood – long gone are the days when kids were only seen and not heard. Validating your child’s requests, needs and feelings builds their self-confidence. In addition to strengthening their relationship and respect with you.
- Cards are printed locally in Australia, on a 350gsm uncoated card stock.
- They are 10x10cm and have a protective matt celloglazing layer front & back (so no need for laminating).
- They also come in a beautiful white storage box with 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.
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