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Please could you give me a decent schedule for afterschool that I could apply to my children? For ex: snack time, homework time, bathtime, bedtime

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:43 PM on Sep. 4, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I don't go by a time schedule but when they get home they have a snack and do homework first. Then they can play, inside or out. At 6pm we have supper, then after that they have showers, brush teeth, and then in bed by 8:30. When time changes they will be in bed by 8pm. We do this Sunday- Thursday. On Fri, Sat they get to stay up later.
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 10:47 PM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • Thanks so much!
    BlessedMom61404

    Answer by BlessedMom61404 at 10:48 PM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • Depends on how old they are really. I have a 13, 11, and 6 year old. The older 2 will have sports practice after school til 430 or 5 daily, and then on Mondays and Wednesdays they will have soccer practice on the base til 630. They come home and spend 30 minutes doing homework while I make dinner. At 7 we eat dinner, then they shower and they have about an hour to relax before they go to bed at 9 and 930. Mine don't typically have a snack after school because of their sports schedules. DD (6) gets a snack while the boys are at practice or before we go to pick them up from school practice.
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 10:50 PM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • I dont' go by set times ... b/c well our schedule changes I do try to keep a constant routine... H.W. first (w/snack if its not too close to dinner), then play/bath, dinner, bath, teeth, bed.

    Lately I've been doing reading at the table so it doesn't get to late b/c they have a 7:30 bedtime and some days we don't get home till 6 or so.

    Friday and Sat. are free days.
    MamiJaAyla

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 12:37 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • our kids had play time after school so they could unwind. Supper was alwyas 5:30 or 6 and then homework, baths, bedtime. When they got older they showered in the morning.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 8:40 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • We had some downtime right after school and while I was preparing dinner, they would do their homework at the table. We had a little more downtime after dinner, then bath, get ready for the next day and bedtime. I always changed their bedtimes according to how much sleep they needed (how hard are they to wake up in the morning) and when they were young I tried to get them a MINIMUM of 9 hours of sleep a night! Good Luck to you!
    MomIWant

    Answer by MomIWant at 10:58 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • When they get home, the NEED a snack, lol THen they will play outside for awhile or we might go to the park, or if the weather is bad just hang out inside. Then I get dinner ready eat around 5:30. Then ds will have a bath, although I think he will be showering in the morning before school this year instead. THen they hang out and will do homework/reading/something quiet, and depending on the time, they can watch a show on tv, or if its too late then bed. Mine go to bed 7-7:30.
    minimo77

    Answer by minimo77 at 11:26 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • You just do whatever works. My kids come home (used to change because they wore uniforms) and start on their homework. We found giving them a break first didn't work because then they didn't want to stop taking their break to do homework. And now they don't get home until 4pm so they need to get busy right away if they want any time to play outside before dinner.
    When homework is done they are free to do whatever they want until dinner time and then usually watch TV after dinner. We don't do showers and stuff every night (just when they need them and on Sunday before the new week starts). If it's a shower night they just jump in quick. Then bedtime is 8pm.
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 2:35 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • My children dont have a set schedule on school days.Its usually homework, playtime, dinner, bath and bed. He has been going to bed at 9 but Im trying to get in im bed by 8 when time changes
    mandynjohnsmom

    Answer by mandynjohnsmom at 4:10 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • This works for us:
    after school is either snack then homework or homework then snack. They pick.
    No tv until homework is done.
    An hour and half before bed time is shower time, and they have to take their medicine, brush their teeth and be in their pajamas.
    It doesn't follow the clock necessarily, but they don't often complain.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 5:09 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

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