Think of a three-step routine your family can do each day. You can start with bedtime
or when you wake up in the morning. Choose three things you want to do with your
child each time you practice this routine.
Sit down with your child and tell them you will practice a routine today. Say, “First we
will…” Then, “Next we will…” Finally, “Last we will…” Show your child what you will do
during each step. You might choose to get dressed, eat breakfast, and read a book together
in the morning.
Make a goal to practice your three steps every day for a week. Your child will start to
remember each step and will get excited with you.
MAKE IT EASIER:
Your family can make a routine with one or two steps to start. At bedtime, your routine
might be to read a book and sing a song before going to sleep.
EXTEND THE LEARNING:
Ask your child if they can remember the steps you do each day. Once they have learned all
the steps, you can add new ones to help your child become more independent.