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Most toddlers are too young to set their own goals (smart moves), so helping a toddler establish a good morning routine is good/smart


start to develop good/smart habits that benefit you and your toddler.

Have your toddler learn and set SMART GOALS:

What is a SMART GOAL?

S – Specific – determine what you want your child to achieve.

M – Measurable – how is child progressing on his/her goal and getting it done?

A – Achievable – For a child, the goal shouldn’t be easy or hard, but the action learned.

R – Relevant – The goal should be for the long-term vision and achievable for a child to accomplish.

T – Time-Bound – Achieving milestones and progressing on goal (Make fun when the goal is made).

SMART moves for a SMART toddler that also helps parents:

Have a morning routine with your toddler. Starting the morning with a routine is where

both you and your toddler can benefit by clearing stress and setting up for a good day.



· The night before have your child layout their clothing for the next day with your help

until the child can do it on their own. This helps your toddler to develop his/her

independence.

· Book bag – If your child is in daycare and takes a book bag have the child put

everything together the night before and ready for the next day.

· Set a regular wake-up time as well as nighttime. This is important for a toddler to get

a decent time of sleep – enough sleep ensures a better morning routine.

· Saying a prayer, affirmations, or a poem – instead of turning on T.V., phone or iPad have

the child read a book/and or look at illustrations in books till the child can read.

Affirmations to say out loud:

1. I AM SMART

2. I AM KIND

3. I AM JOYFUL

4. I AM GRATEFUL

5. I AM LOVED

· Brush teeth and hair – Help your child till the child can do it on their own.

· Eat a healthy breakfast – Important energy to feed your child and watch

the sugars in food, so the child does not get too hyper. (even drinks).

· Create a morning routine chart – Have your child mark on the chart what they

accomplished on chart, so the child feels a sense of accomplishment. Use stickers

on the board/paper to show success.

· While driving whether to daycare or when doing errands ask your child what

they are grateful for and explain gratefulness and have the child repeat “I AM

GRATEFUL for 5 different things each day, so they learn to understand

being grateful.

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