If you live or work with young children, you probably already know how helpful routines can be. PBS explains the importance of predictable routines for children in childcare settings in this article. Routines help kids feel a sense of security, support their development, and can help manage problem behaviors. Even when kids are familiar with their routine, though, they may have trouble following directions during transitions (moving from one activity to the next) and potentially difficult activities (brushing teeth, washing hands).
Music can help make transitions easier and difficult activities more fun.
Transitioning from one activity to the next can be hard for young children – especially if it’s time to put the toys away and take a nap. Have you ever sung a “clean up” song? Continue reading