By Dawn Doperalski, Family Living Educator
Routines are important because they give children a sense of security and control over their environment. Children learn what to expect at different times of the day. Preschoolers like to be independent but sometimes they need a parent’s encouragement. Learn how to support preschoolers independence through routines by reading this fact sheet.
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