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When you are at home all day with a toddler, you have to have a plan otherwise you’ll probably start going a little insane as a stay at home mom.
Ask me how I know!
As you create your toddler schedule be sure to remember a couple of things.
- A schedule is just a plan for your day. It doesn’t have to be a detailed, minute-by minute rigid schedule.
- Your schedule is specific to you and your family. Use my example and others on the internet as inspiration, but come up with your own.
Toddler Schedule for Stay at Home Moms
7:00-8:00 Morning Routine (breakfast, get dressed, play)
8:00-8:30 “School” A lot of school activities with toddlers is really just learning through fun and play. You can do puzzles, color, and make crafts.
As you do these school activities, point out colors, shapes, numbers, and letters with your toddler as they come up. It will take lots of repetition and exposure to these facts to memorize them.
Also, you’ll notice that school time is short. Toddlers don’t need to do school activities long. They will continue to learn all day as they interact with you.
8:30-10:30 Miscellaneous Activities
- play outside, run errands, have a play date.
11:00-12:00 Miscellaneous Activities
- play inside, help mommy with projects
12:30-1:30 Go Outside Play in the backyard, go for a walk with mom, or go to the park (weather permitting)
1:30-2:00 Pick up toys and read
You can read books to your toddler or you could have them look through books independently. You could even do a little of both!
2:00 – 4:00Nap or Quiet play time if your toddler doesn’t take naps anymore.
4:15 Play Outside or Activity at the table (Playdoh, dot markers, sorting game, ect.) while mom makes supper.
5:00-7:30 Family Time and prepare for bed
Whenever you create your own toddler schedule, be sure to start with “anchors.” These are the things that happen every day at roughly the same time and will anchor your day. It’s important to keep these activities consistent each day. Your toddler will thrive with consistency and so will you.
- wakeup time
- nap and bedtimes
After you decide on specific times for your anchors, it’s time to fill in the rest of the day with more flexible activities. If you want more details for fusing your activities with your toddler’s, be sure to read this helpful post, Simple Stay at Home Mom Schedule.
Also, if you are feeling overwhelmed with all there is today as a stay at home mom, be sure to get your free copy of the Balanced Mom Checklist. It’s everything you need to balance it all at home: a clean house, supper on the table, time with your kids, an even self care for mom!