Help your child develop routines around eating times, playtime and bedtime. Help him/her make a chart for what he/she does when he/she wakes up: Get dressed, check. Eat breakfast, check. Even look out the window and say, “Will you need a raincoat today?” Grab jacket, check.
Having routines around the major times of the day helps children understand their experience and know what to expect. Predictability helps children feel safe and planning ahead is good for their brains.