This topical guide on everyday routines will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.

Books

Contact us via online form or by phone (1-877-275-3227) to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian).


50 Fantastic Things to Do With Babies
Sally and Phill Featherstone
Gryphon House, 2013
Using objects easily found in most homes, this collection of purposeful play experiences will help babies and toddlers develop key skills at their own pace and make unhurried important discoveries.
HQ 774 .F43 2013 818318183

50 Fantastic Things to Do With Toddlers
Sally and Phill Featherstone
Gryphon House, 2013
Using objects easily found in most homes, this collection of purposeful play experiences will help babies and toddlers develop key skills at their own pace and make unhurried important discoveries.
HQ 774.5 .F433 2013 818318184

Activity Kit for Babies and Toddlers at Risk
Deborah Fein, Molly Helt, Lynn Brennan, and Marianne Barton
Guilford Press, 2016
Your child’s daily routines are transformed into learning opportunities that promote crucial abilities, such as how to imitate others or use simple hand gestures to convey wants and needs.
HV 888.5 .F3271 2016 913470006

Early Intervention Every Day! : Embedding Activities in Daily Routines for Young Children and Their Families
Merle J. Crawford and Barbara Weber
Brookes Publishing, 2014
Targeting 80 skills in six key developmental domains for children birth to age 3, this reader-friendly guide gives families and professionals dozens of ready-to-use ideas for embedding learning opportunities in everyday routines.
HV 888.5 .C73 2013 847985635

Let’s Play and Learn Together: Fill Your Baby’s Day With Creative Activities That Are Fun and Enhance Development
Roni Leiderman and Wendy S. Masi
Fair Winds Press, 2012
This book shows parents how they can use daily caregiving routines such as feeding, diapering, dressing, bathing, and bedtime as opportunities for play, positive emotional attachment, and learning.
HQ 774 .L3945 2012 701015210

Videos

Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Some videos may be viewed online.


Any Place, Any Time, Anywhere! Everyday Learning in Family Activities
26-minute DVD
Winterberry Press, 2009
This video offers parents, caregivers and professionals an eye-opening look at the extraordinary world of children’s learning that occurs every day as part of family life.
LB 1060 .A637 2009  53058213

Rules, Rituals, Routines
17 minute; DVD
Learning Seed; 2007
Illustrates how developing a set of well-though-out rules, ritual and routines will make parents’ lives easier and their children happier and well-behaved.
HQ 769 .R935 2007  73308455

Organizations

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Articles

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Journal of Early Intervention, 23(3), 151-164
Everyday Family and Community Life and Children’s Naturally Occurring Learning Opportunities
C.J. Dunst, D. Hamby, C. Trivette, M. Raab, & M.B. Bruder. (2000).
This article describes a study that focused on activity settings and learning opportunities that make up family and community life among children participating in several early childhood programs.

Young Children, 69(5), 28-34
Quality Outdoor Play Spaces for Young Children
Karin Spencer and Paul Wright. (2014)
Young Children, November 2014. NAEYC. This article is available for free on NAEYC’s website and offers an evidence-based approach to planning your outdoor play space for caregivers. Also available as a downloadable PDF.

Web Resources

The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.


Assistive Technology at Home: Easy Adaptations for Daily Living (EIC)
A parent-friendly tip sheet created by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse. Also available in Spanish.

Establishing Healthy Sleep Habits (EIC)
A parent-friendly tip sheet created by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse. Also available in Spanish.

Facing Food Challenges One Plate at a Time (EIC)
A parent-friendly tip sheet created by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse. Also available in Spanish.

How I Communicate (EIC)
A parent-friendly tip sheet created by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse. Also available in Spanish.

Moments That Matter: Talking with Your Baby (EIC)
A parent-friendly tip sheet created by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse. Also available in Spanish.

Daily Routines Are Learning Times (EIC)
A parent-friendly tip sheet created by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse. Also available in Spanish.

Fuss Management: Comforting Your Child (EIC)
A parent-friendly tip sheet created by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse. Also available in Spanish.

Parenting Can Be Child’s Play (EIC)
A parent-friendly tip sheet created by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse. Also available in Spanish.

Embedding Strategies into Family Routines: One PT’s Perspective, 2012
This article is designed to assist the early intervention provider and the families they serve to learn how to embed strategies into a family’s natural routines.

Let the Children Play Including Play Outside!
A website created by an early childhood teacher celebrating the importance of play in the lives of children especially outdoor play and unstructured play.

Visual Schedules and Checklists
Grown-ups often use a daily calendar or checklists to remind them of their meetings and tasks. Children also benefit from simple schedules or checklists. Using schedules or checklists are supports for children who benefit from knowing the routine and self-assessing their ability to follow the routine and typical expectations. Also available in Spanish.