it gives them some sense of control. A predictable routine allows children to feel safe, and to develop a sense of mastery handling their lives. Kids who understand the routine, rather than feeling pushed around by what seems like arbitrary circumstance are more likely to cooperate. I don't' generally endorse products, but SchKIDules looks like a terrific way to give toddlers the security of knowing what happens next in their day."
Bedtime routines, getting ready for school, chores and responsibility, organization
"Type A" toddlers, need to know "what's next", need for independence, forgetfulness