Rest time is essential for our homeschool year. In the summer it often goes by the wayside in favor of afternoons spent at the pool, park, or bike riding, but once school starts again, we go back to the routine.
It takes the place of naps for the older ones and allows the house to be quiet for the baby's afternoon nap. It also gives us some downtime after studying together all morning and provides me an dedicated hour to work. I typically race to my computer to work on a blog post, article, website, or process photos.
To freshen up our routine this year, I made the kids Rest Time Boxes that they are only allowed to play with during our hour of quiet.
I bought three clear plastic bins from Target for each child.
Each box has foldable headphones and I check out Playaways from our library and put them in so they always have a fresh rotation of stories on hand. I basically just searched for items I thought my kids would like at the dollar store and on Amazon.
Here's what I came up with:
Word search books and stickers from the dollar store
Do you have a rest/quiet time in your home? If so, what do your kids enjoy doing during that time?