Stable routines are particularly important at the beginning of a new academic year, or when a child enters the program. Big changes in a child’s routine – both at home or school –can lead to adjustment difficulties. It can be helpful to encourage parents to keep their daily routines as home (such as eating and sleeping times) as much the same as possible during the time that children change to a new classroom.
In a future post, I’ll consider the challenges of transitions within the schedule. In the meantime, enjoy the flexibility of summer, while keeping your routines stable enough to ensure comfort!