Poll Results: Time Allocation for Activities Each Day

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 I wanted to talk about how your child’s time is allocated through the day. This can help people get an idea of what trends are for these activities. You can see the original poll here.

What age is your child?
1: 1

2: 2

3: 1

6: 2

8: 1

9: 1

10: 1

About how many hours a day is your child asleep?

9-10 Hours: 2

11-12 Hours: 3

13-14 Hours: 4

About how many hours a day is your child doing structured playtime? Structured playtime is things like independent play, blanket time, learning time, SSR, etc….even sibling play can be structured. This is when you choose the location, time, duration, and activity.

Less than 1 Hour: 3

2 Hours: 5

3 Hours: 1

About how many hours a day is your child doing free playtime? Free play is when your child chooses the activity done. You likely still choose the time slot in the day, but the things done during this time are chosen by you.

1 Hour: 2

2 Hours: 2

4 Hours: 1

5 Hours: 3

6 Hours: 1


About how many hours is your child doing other activities (this is just 24 minus the total of 2-4. These activities will include things like getting ready for the day and meals).

12 Hours: 1

11 Hours: 1

9 Hours: 1

6 Hours: 1

4 Hours: 1

5 Hours: 3

2 Hours: 1

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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