Spending Time Together
Explore ways to bond with young children through playful, everyday interactions during daily routines.
As you watch the video, consider ways to be present during everyday life:
- Turn chores into a game (for instance, at laundry time, count the clean socks and match them up).
- On a long car, train, or bus ride, take turns picking a category and naming things in the category: fruit, smells, birds, pizza toppings, and so on.
- Take a few minutes to just watch your child play. As you do, breathe deeply and remind yourself to enjoy the moment.
“First/Then” Boards: Managing Daily Routines
A printable tool to help children know what to expect in their daily routines and activities.
Planning for Play in Daily Routines
A printable page to plan moments of playfulness during daily routines.
Provider-Parent Communications Log
A printable page to help parents and caregivers communicate about a child’s day.
Communicating with Parents and Caregivers Around Routines
An article offering strategies for communication with parents/caregivers.
Lesson Planning Practice
A tool to plan opportunities for learning connected to monthly and weekly themes.
Shaping an Engaging Learning Environment
Your space is full of opportunities for children to learn and grow!
Planning Our Days: Creating Schedules for Children
Planning ahead can help you be intentional about the learning of the children in your care!