Create a Learning at Home Schedule
Work with your child to create a daily or weekly schedule. If you receive work from your teacher,
incorporate that as a priority into your planning. Build in time to connect, relax and have fun.
Keep in mind:
● Routines make children feel safe and are especially important in stressful times.
● Your child will have more ownership and be more cooperative when involved in creating
● Your child’s age, temperament, interests and attention span. Build choice, brain breaks
and many opportunities for movement into the schedule so your child can stay focused
during priority learning blocks.
Age Average Attention Span by Age
(This is a range and varies based on each individual child)
Age 4: 8-12 minutes
Age 6: 12-18 minutes
Age 8: 16-24 minutes
Age 10: 20-30 minutes
Age 12: 24-36 minutes
● What work can realistically be done independently by your child and what work will you
need to support. For example, if your child is a beginning reader your reading block may
include a blend of you reading to them/listening to a book, reading together, and them
showing you a reading strategy they are working on.
Sample Daily and Weekly Schedule
Include the following (Consider what can be done independently and what will need support)
❏ Art/Creative Time/Play
❏ Movement/Outside Time (if allowed or playing an active indoor game)
❏ Curiosity Self-Choice Projects
❏ Science and history
❏ Social emotional learning (kindness, empathy, self awareness, family pride)