Looking for a daily schedule for your kids this summer? You’re smart!As a teacher and mom there is one thing that I am certain of: Kids THRIVE on routines and structure. I promise that if don’t have a plan for the summer they will end up driving you crazy.
Why Kids Need a Summer Schedule (and moms do too)
Yay! School’s out and the kids are home for summer…
Actually they have already been home FOR.THREE.MONTHS!
You know what that means?
The house is a mess
Your kids are fighting
They refuse to go outside
All they want to do is watch other kids play on YouTube!
But don’t worry mama! I’m here to save you!
All you need is a schedule this summer and they will be just fine ( and so will you).
Here’s the deal, kids THRIVE on structure and routine. I know this is true because I see it with my own kids and the kids in my classroom.
Plus there is a ton of child development research that clearly shows the children do best when they have a predictable routine to follow.
Stick to a routine and life is good.
“Break from routine and all the sudden you will see behaviors like whining, arguing and generalized grumpiness. Promise.
This is NOT how we want to spend the summer!
Luckily for you, I have done the research and have created a list of the best summer schedules for kids that will create enough structure while still allowing for flexibility and relaxation.
Awesome Printable Schedules to help you Survive Summer with Kids
In order to be included the summer schedule templates needed to meet the following criteria:
If you want your summer to be filled with a lot of fun ideas of things you can do, while also being flexible and not feeling like you have to do something every single day, this list has got you covered!
Tools to Grow provides these FREE Activity-a-Day Summer with hundreds of activities designed to maintain academic knowledge, battle summer boredom, and make family memories! They are super high quality and I recommend them to friends all the time!
Don’t make your summer schedule about planning, planning, planning. There’s really no need to stress about getting materials together, missing a day here and there, or having the whole summer planned out. Take it a week (or a day!) at a time. Slow. Down. and connect with your kids this summer! This schedule will help make that happen.
Looking for the perfect summer daily toddler schedule with your 1 year old? Need to work from home about 5-6 hours with a 12-18 months old toddler? Make your life easier and plan your day better with this resource.
This isn't the type of schedule that tells you exactly what to do each minute of the day. Instead, it gives your child a checklist of personal tasks, chores & educational / screen-free activities to earn screen time.
Get your family summer routine organized with this ultimate summer chores and activity checklist to help kids structure their day. It’s perfect for setting up those summer break screentime rules and involving children around the house and home.
Lauren Tingley is a formerly stressed out, working teacher-mom of two who tried to "do it all" and ended up losing herself in the process. Determined to find joy in modern motherhood she discovered simplifying was the answer. Now she shares her tips for fun family activities, minimalist homemaking and simple parenting advice on Simply Well Balanced for families looking to create more balance in their homes. Lauren's ideas and advice has been shared by Parents Magazine, Good Housekeeping and Women's First.Read more about me! Or follow me on Pinterest or Instagram
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