Reader Sample Schedules: 2 year olds

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2 Year Old

  •  Jennifer H. said…26-month-old boy (this has been our schedule ever since he went to one nap per day):

    ~8:30 am – wake, eat, have diaper-less time (unless we’re going out)
    ~12:30 pm – lunch
    2 pm – get a diaper, take a nap
    5 pm – wake
    6 pm – dinner
    9 pm – get ready for bed
    ~9:15 – 9:30 – in bed

    After breakfast, and after his younger brother is napping, we have our Bible reading time; if we have errands to do, we do them around 10 am after his brother wakes up and feeds.

    It’s summer, so independent play time is often spent on the porch or on the deck with a few toys and sticks and rocks

  • Cindy said…2 yr old girl (25 months)

    8am – wake up, diaper change, dress, eat breakfast
    8:45-9:15 ish – independent play in room
    9:30 – noon – either errands or we have a play date or go to the gym, park, outing, etc.
    noon – lunch
    12:45 – 3:30ish – nap
    3:30 – snack, book time
    4:30 – 6ish – lately we are watching your baby can Read DVD, then play time with mommy; sometimes we have a play date with other friends.
    6pm – dinner
    7pm – outside to water plants, check on garden, etc. (she has her own watering can so she helps mommy 🙂
    7:30 – bath and get ready for bed, stories, prayers with daddy & mommy
    8pm – bed

  • Mollie Energy said…2 Year Old Schedule

    7am – wake up although she’s usually awake earlier
    8-9 – music and booktime plus 15 minutes of alone time in her room
    9-11am – outings
    11am – lunch and activity time
    12pm – nap
    2:30/3pm – wake and snack
    3:15 – 4:15pm – roomtime
    4:15-6pm – time with mom
    6pm – dinner and bath
    7pm – BED!

  • Dave and Elaine said…2 year old daughter

    8:30 wake, breakfast, dress
    9:30 – 10:30 Independent Play
    10:30-11:00 Read books
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30-3:30 Nap
    6:00 Dinner
    8:00 Bath, pjs
    8:30 Prayers, songs, bed

    That is what is “set in stone”. We also have Learning Time, Outside time, errands, chores with Mommy.

    She has been on this schedule since about 18 months and is now 26 months.

2.25 Year Old

  • melissa said…
    2.25 year old BOY6-6:30am wake-up
    6:30-6:45am booktime
    6:45am diaper change/dressed
    7:30am breakfast
    after breakfast: playtime
    8:30/9:00am: morning activity, usually outdoors to a park, etc…
    10:00am: Snack
    11:30am: Lunch
    12:15pm: diaper change; story
    12:30pm: Naptime
    3:00pm: Wake-up
    3:30pm: Snack
    3:45pm: Outdoor Walk or Indoor Playtime
    5:00pm: Dinner then Family Time
    6:15pm: Bath
    then a quiet time activity in preparation for bedtime routine – Bible story, teeth brushing, prayer
    7:30pm: To Bed!
  • The Greenfields said… 2.25 (26 months)7:15 wake/ milk & booktime in crib
    7:45 up/ diaper change
    8:00 breakfast
    8:45- room time
    10:00- 12:00 (we run errands, go do fun activity, have snack, hard to be precise in scheduling here because it changes every day)*
    12:15 lunch
    1:00 nap
    4:00 wake / milk & booktime
    4:30 up and activity (play outside or watch video)
    5:30 dinner
    6:30 bathtime
    7:00 Praise music dvd
    7:30 stories, songs, prayer
    7:45 ish in bed


    *2 mornings a week he goes to preschool from 9:30-12:30 (he then eats lunch and goes down for nap at 1:30)
    ** we live in the Middle East so outdoor playtime is difficult in the summer because of the extreme heat. We find indoor activities in the morning and after dinner he can play outside because it’s cooler.
    ** he’s still in crib if that makes a difference to anyone

  • Janelle said…2.25 Boy

    7:30 Wake up and drink milk in his room with a book
    8:00 Bath and get dressed (he loves the bath so he spends a lot of time in there)
    9:00 Breakfast
    9:30-10:00 Independent play
    10:00-10:30 Help mom with a chore
    10:30-12:00 Run errands or play outside
    12:00 Lunch
    12:30-1:00 Quiet play with Mom (we usually play with his train set or blocks)
    1:00 Story time
    1:15-4:00 Nap time
    4:00-4:30 Snack time and learning time
    4:30-5:30 Outside play
    5:30 TV time or help mom with dinner
    6:00 dinner and family time
    7:30 Family scripture and prayer and bedtime routine
    8:00 Bed

    We haven’t been following this schedule very well since summer started, but I began this routine when he turned 2 in March and I plan to get back to it when things settle down in the fall.

  • Jessica said…2.25 Year-Old Girl

    7:00 – wake, OJ, TV time
    7:30 – breakfast
    8:00 – free playtime
    9:00 – ready for day, errands, chores, art/craft time, etc.
    10:00 – snack
    12:30 – lunch
    1:45 – 4:00/4:30 – nap
    4:30 – learning time
    5:00 – Daddy is home, schedule is “open”
    6:00 – dinner
    6:30 – Family time, play in yard, take a walk, etc.
    8:30 – bath, snuggle, prayers and bed

    During the school year, my husband is a teacher, the times listed are accurate. During the summer, however…give or take a good 30 thirty minutes

  • Shannon said…2 Year Old Girl (27 months) Summer Schedule

    6:30ish: wake up, relax quietly
    7:00: out of bed
    7/7:30: breakfast & family devotions
    8:00: get ready for the day
    8:30: free play or walk outside
    9:30 – 10:30: Independent playtime
    10:30: Snack and learning activity
    11/11:15: stories with Mom
    11:30 – 1:30: nap
    1:30: chores and training
    2:00: outside play, structured activities, outings, play with friends
    4:00: dinner, clean-up house, free play
    5:00: bath
    5:30: stories, prayers, devotions
    6:00: bed

  • Emily said…26 month old boy
    7:00 wake
    12:45 nap (2 hrs)
    7:00/7:15 bedtime, usually asleep by 7:30/7:45

2.5 Year Old

D & H said…

2.5 year old boy

7:30ish am wake up, get dressed, breakfast

9-11:30am Morning activities (may include independent playtime, playing at park, playgroup, errands, storytime, going to exercise group, household chores, church, etc.)

11:30ish am Lunch, free play if time, story, naptime

1-4ish pm Naptime.

After nap: Free play, sometimes a snack or a DVD

5:30ish pm Family dinner, then clean up and family time or more free play

7:30 start bedtime routine (PJs, song, family scriptures, prayer, brush teeth), in bed by 8pm.

Emily said…

2.5 year old girl

7:10 up for day
7:30 breakfast
10:00 roomtime
11:00 video time
1130-12:00: lunch
1:00 nap
3:30-4:00: up from nap
6:00 dinner time
6:40: bath
7:10: bed for night

Christina said…30 months:
10- snack + milk
12pm- lunch
1pm- down for nap
4pm- up from nap + milk
6:45-7:15pm- bedtime routine (bath, teeth, reading, prayer)
7:15- down for night

2.75 YO Girl

745 Up, Potty, Dress, Teeth
830 Breakfast, Bible Story
900 Free Play w/sibling
1000 Potty, Room Time
1100 Outside or Play w/mommy
1200 Wash up, Potty, TV Show maybe
1230 Lunch
100 Free Play, Books
130 Potty, Nap
400 Up, Table Activity, Free Play
500 Dinner
530 Family Time
700 Bath, PJs
720 Snack, TV Show
745 Teeth, Story, Bed by 800

Amber said…

2.75 year old girl:

7:30 – wake, potty, breakfast, TV
8:15 – Bible time, potty
8:35 – roomtime
9:35 – gym or run with her in stroller
10:30 – playdate or home/free play, playtime with Mom & “help” with chores
12:30 – lunch
1:15 – free play
1:30/2:00 – potty/nap
3:30/4:00 – up, potty, juice
4:15 – learning time
5:00 – outside play or free play/maybe TV
6:00 – dinner
6:45 – family time, time with Dad
7:20 – bath time
7:45 – stories and prayer
8:00 – bed

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6 thoughts on “Reader Sample Schedules: 2 year olds”

  1. Can I ask a question here? My 2.25y.o. is now transitioning to having wake time to 6 hours from morning to nap time…but then at night will he be tired enough to fall asleep in 4.5 hours to keep his original bedtime?Before this he always did 5 hours wake time and a two hour nap, 12 hours at night…so I'm a little confused is this is will work?

  2. Tania, my kids have a shorter waketime between nap and bed than they do before morning and nap and all sleep fine. It will be fine 🙂

  3. 3 year old Girl (38.5 months)7-7:30am Wake, Breakfast7:30-8:00 Play, Help with Chores8:00-9:00 Sibling Play/Play Outside9:00-10:00 Independent Play10:00-11:00 Learning Time11:00-11:30 Play11:30-12:00 Lunch12:00-1:00pm Sibling Play or TV Time1:00-3:30 Nap/Rest Time3:30 Snack4:00-5:30 Play/Errands5:30-6:00 Dinner6:00-6:30 Play Outside6:30 Bath, Get Ready for Bed6:50-7:15 Game Time7:15-7:30 Read Books in Bed7:30 BedtimeIt's summer in Florida so our outside time is in the morning or after dinner. When the weather is cooler we go out after nap. This is more of our typical at home day. Some mornings are spent at activities like swimming or dance lessons. Our game time is after her baby brother is in bed. We will play one board game with just her. It is a great way to end the day with special one on one time and a low key activity. (I got the idea of pre-bedtime game time from!)

  4. My son is 3 years, 6 months old & what I consider to be a low sleep needs child. This is a loose schedule as it changes based on the time of year.6am wake time6:30 breakfast7am chores, sibling play9am errands, outdoor play, classes, lessons9:30am snack12:30 pm lunch1pm independent playtime1:30-3:30 pm nap3:30 pm snack4pm outdoor time, free play5pm screen time5:30 pm dinner6:30 pm bath7pm quiet time, small snack if requested7:30 pm bedtime

  5. 3.5 year old boy7:30 wake up, breakfast 10:00 snack12:00 lunch1:30 nap/rest time (he sleeps about half of the days)3:30/4:00 get up5:30 supper8:00 in bed

  6. 4 yr, 2 mo old girl6:30- Wake and plays in her room7:00- Start day7:30- Breakfast8:00- Cleaning time or Outside Play9:00- Errands, Bible study, play dates, etc. 11/11:15- Lunch12:00- TV time12:30- Learning Time (we did 3 yr old preschool at home)1:30-3:30 Rest Time (she naps only 2-3 days of the week)3:30- Snack4:00-5:30- Sibling play or outside time5:30-Dinner6:00-7:00- Play with Daddy after work7:00- Bath7:30/7:45- Bed


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