Monday, June 12, 2017

Summer Schedule

Creating a summer schedule is important to maintaining structure for your children, as well as building the opportunity to add more fun to your day. It may help to consider these tips when putting your summer schedule in place.

Plan daily activities. These can include exercise, chores, outdoor play, educational activities/crafts, relaxation, hobbies, reading, pool time, trip to the park, board game night and free time.

Draft a schedule. After putting together a list of your activities, draft a schedule that will flow and follow your typical routines. You can customize your schedule any way you would like. Try to follow a specific schedule more than one day a week to set structure and balance.

Example Schedule:
9am - Breakfast
10am - Chores
10:30am - Reading
12pm - Lunch
1pm - Educational activity
2pm - Hobbies
3pm - Exercise/outdoor play
5:30pm - Dinner
6:30pm - Family time

Free Time. Don’t forget to schedule in free time. When there are plenty of fun activities and outings, it can be easy to fill up your time. Free time gives everyone the opportunity to work on something they have an interest in or just some quality down time to recharge the batteries. 

Post by Isa Salvador, LCSW, IMH-E III, CCYT