There are many similarities between rituals and rhythms, and routines and transitions. They both provide predictability and familiarity and therefore security for children thereby supporting exploration and learning. By embedding a ‘sacred’ ritual into the ‘humble’ routine we make the everyday extraordinary with infants, toddlers and pre-schools. It is the rituals that we embed into our routines that make the routines work and connect the daily rhythms of the room and the service. This thought-provoking presentation investigates how we consider all aspects of learning in our programs as valuable.
Certificate of Completion awarded on completion of the course.
Learning Outcomes and Links to NQS
- Recognise the range of rituals, rhythms and transitions in your early years setting.
- Acknowledge the impact and contributions educators have upon ensuring establishment and recognition of rituals and rhythms.
- Reflect on where rituals and rhythms fit into planning.
- Reflect on current practice and set goals for change and improvement.
Links to NQS: QA1, QA3 and QA6; EYLF L/O 2 & 3