Morning and Night Routine Checklist for Kids

Kids need routine. Routines help children feel secure and safe, they also make it easy for them to feel successful when they know what is expected and that the goals are attainable. Establishing a daily routine for your kids can be a challenge. Everyone’s days look different however, most people have a similar morning and bedtime routine.

There are many great ways to help guide your child through their morning and evening routines. Some people use task cards, checklists, or charts. Find what works best for your family and stick with it. If you haven’t found that routine yet, check out our free printable morning and evening routine chart.

Good Morning Chart

Goodnight Chart

Why Routine is Important for Kids

Routines help kids feed grounded and secure. They know what to expect and don’t have to worry about what will happen next. Kids who have a routine for mornings, meals, and bedtime can move through the process more easily and quickly.

Routines also help create family bonds. Children that regularly read with a parent before bed or have a special daily routine feel more connected to that family member. This sense of connection and reliability helps children to feel safe.

How Charts Help Children Learn

A chart is a way for children to visually see their routines and responsibilities. Charts are a great way for children to learn how to self-start tasks. They give children realistic and achievable goals that when completed boost the child’s self-esteem.

Giving your child ownership of their responsibility gives them confidence and makes them more resilient. Kids who learn responsibility at a young age grow up to be more successful, thoughtful, and self-assured.

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