A visual daily routine is used to help children anticipate transitions to upcoming activities and play experiences in the early years setting. It uses a combination of photographs and words that represent expected transitions and play experiences in the order they are to be carried out.
A visual daily routine has many benefits for children including predictability and consistency. It can also promote children’s social and emotional wellbeing, encourage independence and promote self-management skills.
A Better Start Early Years Specialist can provide educational advice and mentoring to practitioners as they develop their own visual daily routines.