Waking up baby

Playing at routines

You can play this game with your child to get them to think about their own day-to-day routine.

Use bath time as an example. Give your child some warm, bubbly water, a flannel and their favourite doll or toy. Now you can give the doll a bath together. Let them wash and dry it.

Talk about what they’re doing as you go. Pause and ask: “What’s next?”. Encourage them to take the lead.

They may want to read a story or put the toy to bed, just like they do at bed time.

This will help them remember their own routine. You can play at doll’s meal time or getting dressed in the morning.

Good to know

Children love to copy what they do at home. It is what they know, so their early games will reflect this.