Creating a Daily Routine for Your Child
**Remember that you need to work at a pace that works and is comfortable for you, your child and your family. If you do not complete all of the tasks that the teacher has assigned, that is okay. These are learning opportunities for you to take when and if you need more structure in your child's day.**
- If a teacher has sent a weekly schedule, only show your child one day or even one task at a time. Too many tasks can be overwhelming.
- Write out a daily schedule on a mini white board or piece of paper.
- When your child finishes the task, check it off using a pen/pencil/whiteboard marker.
- Build breaks into your child's schedule (ie. 5-10 mins).
- If you find it helpful, use a timer to indicate the start and end of activities/breaks.
- Build body breaks into your child's daily schedule (ie. go for a walk, have a dance party in the house, do a Go Noodle activity, go for a bike ride)
- If needed, make a schedule for your technology devices
- (ie. Sally - ipad 9:00 am - 10:00am; Joe - ipad 10:00 am- 11:00 am)
- Build in quiet time in your child's schedule (ie. 12:30 pm- 1:00 pm is quiet reading time or directed draw time)
- Scribe for your child for writing assignments (you write the answers down for them)
- Use speech to text technology on your computer/tablet rather than writing down answers
- When reading, offer to read 1 page and then your child reads the next page to help break up the work load
- Allow your child to complete their work in a space that feels comfortable for them (ie. behind the couch, in a comfy chair, in a blanket fort, etc.)