Feeding the Fish–A Special Kind of Daily Routine

We all know how important daily routines are in child care. But I’ve come to find out that some routines have a special significance for children.

Knowing the value of routines, Fred filled his Neighborhood program with so many of them – from the opening, coming through the door with his song, followed by his sweater and sneakers routine, introducing Make-Believe with the Trolley, signaling his goodbye at the bench for his shoes and at the closet for his jacket, then going out the door. All these routines helped make the program feel comfortable and safe in its predictability.

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