Many families are choosing to have their preschooler at home for play and learning. I am often asked, what does your preschool at home daily schedule look like. Because it looks different for each family, I have asked some friends to share their general schedule with you as well.
Preschool Daily Schedules for at Home Play and Learning
A special thanks to education writers at Life Over C’s, Powerful Mothering,
Tips for Designing a Schedule for your Preschooler
Preschool Daily Schedules FAMILY 1
9:00-9:30am Get dressed & eat “breakfast” (never actual breakfast food)
9:30-11:30am Play with sisters (they take turns playing with her and doing their schoolwork) They do crafts, build with blocks, read books, etc. No set time for any activity.
11:30am-11:45am Eats lunch
11:45am-2:45pm Goes to Special Ed Pre-K (only Mon-Thurs.)
2:45pm-3:30pm Eats a snack and does hands-on learning activities
Note: Sometimes I’ll suggest an activity for the girls to do together, but usually they come up with their own ideas. I’m always available to help.
Preschool Daily Schedules FAMILY 2
6:30 WAKE UP, get dressed, and eat breakfast.
7:15 Bring big kids to school.
7:30 Play toy cars with Papa
8:00 Reading time – stories and songs
8:30 Building with LEGO bricks, blocks, or Lincon Logs.
9:00 Coloring and crafts. *We attend music class one day a week at this time.
10:00 Outside play
11:00 Free play inside.
12:00 Quiet story time.
12:30 Quiet time in bed. (My three year old doesn’t nap, but I need a recharge break)
1:30 Pick up big kids from school
2:30 Afternoon snack and homework (my 3 year old colors or does playdough)
3:00 Outside play or errands
4:30 Pick up and dinner prep.
Preschool Daily Schedules FAMILY 3
I wing it.. The older one is in school and the younger one we just play and do random things when we want.
Preschool Daily Schedules FAMILY 4
6 – 7 Wake up and TV time whilst I get up and dressed for the day
7 – 8 breakfast get dressed,
8 – 8:30 reading aloud
8:30 – 9 school run
9 – 10 Literacy/Maths Activity including new phoneme or digraph and hands on activity
10 – 12 play 12 – 1 lunch with TV on
1 – 2 Creative projects from art to cooking
2 – 3 Outside Nature time
3 – 3:30 school run for oldest
3:30 – 4 TV time for both
4 – 5 reading outloud, art club, swimming lesson
5 – 6 dinner time and games, play
6 – 7 bedtime
7pm COLLAPSE IN A HEAP and work through to midnight!
Preschool Daily Schedules FAMILY 5
9-9:30 am get dressed 9:30-10 breakfast
(9-10 sensory bins or quite play if dressed and breakfast is done early)
10-10:30 Clear our space
10:30-11 calendar time
11-12pm shake the sillies out time (Yoga, karate class, movement games)
12-1 learning is fun time
1:30 -2 clear our space (lunch and clear our space switches depending on the mess)
2-3 Whatever happens time (Usually a craft, game or anything that they like to do)