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with Heather Gilmore, MSW, LLMSW, BCBA

Sample Daily Schedule for Kids During Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Orders

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the daily routine of a lot of families around the world.

There are a lot of kids who are now staying home much more than usual.

There are a lot of schools that are closed and the kids are having to stay home.

Some of these kids are also expected to participate in educational activities at home, too.

One common recommendation in behavior analysis is to use a daily routine to help improve behaviors and skills. This happens in a variety of ways.

In this article, I will give you one example of a daily schedule that families could use with kids who are also participating in educational activities at home.

Daily Routine for Homeschooling Kids

Whether you are fully homeschooling or just adding some educational activities for your kids, this schedule gives you one idea for how to manage your daily schedule.

The times in this schedule are just an example and can definitely be modified based on your family’s habits and expectations.

Morning

8:30 Wake up

9:00 Breakfast

9:30 Relax together as a family

10:00 Math

10:20 Science

10:45 Snack

11:00 Reading and Writing

11:20 Social Studies

Afternoon

12:00 Lunch (Kids to help prepare meal)

1:00 Clean Up

1:30 Outdoor time and/or Movement (Exercise)

3:00 Snack

3:30 Free Time

Evening

5:00 Prep and Eat Dinner

6:30 Clean up dinner and house

7:00 Electronic time or Relaxation time

8:30 Bedtime Routines

9:00 Bedtime (or quiet time activities for kids who don’t fall asleep until closer to 10pm)

 

Throughout this daily routine, be sure to incorporate various opportunities for your kids to participate in developing life skills, such as making a snack or meal, doing different household chores, and working together to complete certain activities, or even simply playing together if you have more than one child. These and other skills are great things to be working on while the family is home together.

Sample Daily Schedule for Kids During Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Orders


Heather Gilmore, MSW, BCBA

Heather is a freelance writer, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and social worker. Heather takes interest in topics related to parenting, children, families, personal development, health and wellness, applied behavior analysis, as well as Autism, ADHD, Depression and Anxiety. Contact Heather if you would like to inquire about obtaining her freelance writing services. You can view more articles and resources from Heather at www.abaparenttraining.com and email her at [email protected] You can also advertise your autism services at one of Heather's websites: www.LocalAutismServices.com. Heather is the developer of the "One-Year ABA Parent Training Curriculum."

 


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APA Reference
Gilmore, H. (2020). Sample Daily Schedule for Kids During Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Orders. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 28, 2020, from https://pro.psychcentral.com/child-therapist/2020/03/sample-daily-schedule-for-kids-during-coronavirus-stay-at-home-orders/