7-8 Breakfast, practicing letters and morning review of the day.
8-9 Morning Task Sheet, get ready basically tidy up and morning chores.
9-10 Free Play w/Mom - No chore time slot...you will be amazed how much your kids will love this!
10-11 Quiet Activities
11-11:30 Clean Up
My kids have a few favorite shows that they like to watch like Super Why, Tom and Jerry...really anything that is 30 minutes is perfect for this particular time slot. Plus I use it as a schedule filler so I can clean up lunch or get them ready for other activities later in the day.
"After this show it's time for nap"
I never get fights if I let them watch something right before nap.
I also rotate who gets to pick the show although if there is a fight on the show I usually pick for them.
Arthur is EVERYONE's favorite show!
After the show we head up the stairs and take a nap.
All of my kids even the 4 year old take a nap. Granted his isn't as long as everyone else's but he knows that he needs to take a rest for at least 1 hour.
If he wakes up early he uses this time to read or play his Leapster basically he knows that he needs to be in his room doing quiet things until 3pm.
During this time I usually get my stuff done, or read a book, or take a shower. :)
This time is my "me time" my "get the laundry running and folded" catch up on a book, sew whatever I want to do.
I know that a lot of kids don't nap anymore so I would suggest getting a timer and starting out small - 45 minutes of quiet time then move it up to an hour then an hour and a half.
Give them things that they have to do in a secluded area so they themselves can wind down and relax.