Based on content from ZERO TO THREE®: National Center for Infants, Toddler and Families.
For most of us, our lives involve a series of patterns—routines we perform almost every day, like stopping at the same place each day for coffee on the way to work. This is also very true for babies and toddlers. While we play a part in creating routines in our children's lives, we may not fully realize the role they play in young children's development.
Routines help babies and toddlers learn self-control.