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When our children were young, I learned quickly that no structure left our home in chaos and too much structure took away spontaneity.  Having a flexible schedule helped me finish household chores, spend focused time with my children, and incorporate the different objectives in the weekly ABCJesusLovesMe Lesson Plans for age-appropriate learning.  

Below are two schedules that worked well for us. Please know that these are just examples and that the times are very flexible as each day and temperament is different.  Also know that in the real world, a schedule doesn't work everyday, but hopefully this will help you get into a routine.

When incorporating the ABCJLM Curriculum, I encourage you to cover the entire curriculum at least three or four days out of the week with the ultimate goal that learning will occur throughout the day without the child even knowing it!  Daily Curriculum Schedules are provided in the purchased Curriculum Guide.

Create your own schedule using this template:  Daily Schedule Template

 

Daily Schedule Example #1

(This schedule was used when our children were all very young.)

6:00 a.m. - Mommy Time - Quiet time, exercise, getting ready for the day, etc.
7:00 a.m. - Wake up, make bed, and get dressed
7:30 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - Bible Story & Character Trait/Memory Verse/Song/Poem
8:30 a.m. - Brush Teeth, Play Time, Chores
9:15 a.m. - Numbers and/or letters
9:30 a.m. - Play time
10:00 a.m. - Color/Basic Math/Name Activity/Shape/Information/Manners/Self-care
10:15 a.m. - Playdough, Paint, Color, or Worksheet
10:45 a.m. - Clean up
11:00 a.m. - Outside/Inside Play while Mommy does cleaning and lunch, or Assist Mommy in cleaning and lunch
11:30 a.m. - Lunch
12:00 p.m. - Play time - Fine or Gross Motor Activity or Visual Perception Activity
12:45 p.m. - Games/Computer
1:00 p.m. - Reading
1:30 p.m. - Quiet Time (reading, drawing, lacing) or Nap Time
2:00 p.m. - Room Time
3:00 p.m. - Snack
3:15 p.m. - Outside/Inside Play
5:30 p.m. - Dinner
6:00 p.m. - Bath, stories - Book of the Week
7:00 p.m. - Bed

 

Daily Schedule Example #2 

This schedule was used when we had a mixture of toddlers, preschool, and early elementary-aged children.

5:00 a.m. - Mommy Time - Quiet time, exercise, getting ready for the day, etc.
6:30 a.m. - Wake up, make bed, get dressed and clean up rooms
7:00 a.m. - Breakfast
7:30 a.m. -
Brush Teeth, Chores, Play Time
8:30 a.m. - Bible Time, Memory Verse, Song
9:00 a.m. - Play time  (or Working with Mommy)
9:30 a.m. - Sit down learning individually (other children do computer games or modeling clay)
10:00 a.m. - Crafts and Activities
10:30 a.m. - Outside/Inside Play while Mommy does cleaning & lunch
(or Working with Mommy)
11:30 a.m. - Lunch
12:00 p.m. - Fine or Gross Motor Activity or Visual Perception Activity
12:45 p.m. - Reading
1:00 p.m. - Quiet Time (reading, drawing, lacing, Legos) or Nap Time
3:00 p.m. - Snack
3:15 p.m. - Outside/Inside Play and Help Mommy
5:30 p.m. - Dinner
6:00 p.m. - Bath, stories - Book of the Week
6:30 p.m. - Bible time with Daddy
7:00 p.m. - Bed

 

Numbered Routine

If a timed schedule is overwhelming or too constraining, you might like a numbered routine.  


Our Out-of-Sync Life  Helpful Our Out-of-Sync Life Blog Posts:

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