Several years back, we were really struggling with a good after school routine.
I always really liked the idea of having the kids play and relax a bit right after school before jumping into homework but somehow it just didn’t work out when we tried to do that – between playing with friends and going to sports practices and lessons, it was too hard to gather the kids back in to do their homework before dinner and they were too tired after dinner.
In the end, we found it worked best to have a nice snack and chat about how our days went then quickly take care of homework. This way, homework got done and the kids still had some good time to relax and play before and after dinner.
So here’s what we came up with (this little video was put together with captions and all by my then-12-year-old, Ashton).
The Loosli Family After-School Routine
Hopefully this will help you think through the routines that might work best for your family!
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