Do you have a regular time of quiet in your home? Children need a time of quiet in their lives each day, and adults do, too. As children age out of nap time, you can still train them to have quiet time each day for 15 to 30 minutes.
This time can be used as a reading time for them, or they can listen quietly to music. Up until age 10, you can institute afternoon quiet time. As they get closer to the teen years, it’s a little harder to encourage.
For 15 minutes after lunch, I use this time for quiet reading for myself that does not have anything to do with school work. The boys use it for fun reading time.
If you have young ones, this gives you a short amount of quiet in the house for them to fall asleep for nap time.
This is a time of refreshment for you before you start your afternoon routines. Try it and let me know how it goes. If you have not done something like this before, you may need to set a timer. This will help you keep track of it. You just tell the children that they need to read quietly for 15 minutes.
Have a great day!
Weekly Home Blessing Task: Wipe Windows and Mirrors
- Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
- Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
- Swish and Swipe
- Start Your Laundry
- Decide on Dinner
- Check Your Calendar
- Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.
- Get out some art supplies and be creative with your children.
- Eat Lunch
- Clear off One Hot Spot
- Reboot the Laundry
- Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
- Drink Your Water
- 15 minutes of loving movement
Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.)
- Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
- Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
- Put things at your launch pad
- Shine Your Sink
- Clean Off a Hot Spot
- Go to Bed at Decent Hour