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Sleep sched for 5 year old

My son is 5 years old and in "Pender-darden". I wake him up at 6:30 to start getting ready for school and he gets on the bus at 7:45. He gets home at 3:45 and I usually put him to bed at 7pm. What is your childs schedule like and how many hours of sleep do they get?


Asked by LadybugTash at 5:20 PM on Oct. 17, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • 8 is bed time and she wakes up on her own between 6:30 and 7. We have been on this routine since she started school 5 years ago. We tried later bedtime this year but went back to the 8 o'clock time because she woke up grumpy instead of chirpy like usual. I think your schedule is fine!


    Answer by pinkparcel at 5:34 PM on Oct. 17, 2013

  • My kindergartner gets up at 7, bus comes at 7:50, he gets home at 3:30. He gets an hour of tv time, then we do his homework, 20 minutes of reading, maybe walk to the library, dinner, etc. He goes to bed about 7:30, after his bedtime story. He can have his bath either before story time at night or in the morning, depending. Some nights he has soccer practice or a soccer game, so bedtime is pushed back just a little (soccer is almost over, though, so that won't last much longer. debating whether to sign him up for basketball...)

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 5:35 PM on Oct. 17, 2013

  • WTF is Pender-darden???

    Answer by Crafty26 at 7:19 PM on Oct. 17, 2013

  • Up until this year we had a pretty consistent schedule of bed time at 8:30. This year, with out Taewondo schedule, that's all kinds of messed up. Some night my kids go to bed around 8:00, some nights it's closer to 9:00.

    Thankfully that will be changing soon. Up until recently we were borrowing space from an athletic club. But they pulled some shady shit on us and our owner found us a new building that we're moving into by Nov 2nd, our next testing.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 5:45 PM on Oct. 17, 2013

  • My almost 5 yo goes to bed between 7:30-8 and wakes up on his own around 7-8am. He's in preschool 3 days/week.

    Answer by missanc at 6:41 PM on Oct. 17, 2013

  • My near 6 year old wakes up between 7am and 7:30 and off to school at around 8am, except on fridays when school doesn't start until 9:20 instead of 8:20. Gets out of school at 2:50. Starts getting ready for bed at 7pm in bed by 8pm.

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 7:13 PM on Oct. 17, 2013

  • bed by 10
    up by 6:30
    Leave for school at 8,school starts at 8:20
    he's 12 1/2 and in 6th grade

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:24 PM on Oct. 17, 2013

  • home by 4

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:24 PM on Oct. 17, 2013

  • What is pender-darden? My Daughter is 6. She is in bed by 9pm, up by 7:20 on school days and usually later on weekends (fingers crossed) never later than 8:30 am though.

    Answer by oneofeach26 at 7:38 PM on Oct. 17, 2013

  • Wow he gets a lot of sleep! Our problem is activities. My second grader never gets to sleep before 9:30. He gets home from hockey/baseball by 8:00. Then winding down, finishing homework, sometimes dinner. It's always a late night. Up by 7:00.

    Answer by mompam at 9:25 PM on Oct. 17, 2013