Does you child get up around the same time each day? Do they have a morning routine (go to bathroom, go eat breakfast, get dressed)? Does your child always grab a book right at bed time?
Repetition is the key to your child’s ability to understand the world around them. The more your child experiences the same thing, the more likely they are to attach a deeper understanding to it. Their ability to use and understand vocabulary and concepts improves through repetition. By experiencing the same type of event, such as reading the same book each night, having a game you play before dinner, or your morning routine helps your child know what to expect, they begin to expand on the skills, and soon master the skill.
This leads to confidence and self-esteem to try unfamiliar items. Keep repeating those activities. Provide a predictable environment. It’s good for your child’s development.
What are some routines your family has?
~Marena Mitchell, Speech-Language Pathologist
Daily tips, activities, and suggestions on how to naturally embed speech, language, play, fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills into your child's day, often using the materials already found in your home environment.
Marena Mitchell is a speech-language pathologist