Looking for some inspiration for your summer toddler schedule and how to structure your day with your little one (12-18 months) this summer?
What will summer be like now? Will the kids be limited mostly to the backyard? Beach? Who knows… We hope for the best!
People everywhere make their guesses about what will summer look like in the middle of the unknown. But at the end no matter, how it will look like, summer is summer. Even with socially distant campfires and ice cream cones with DIY sprinkles.
So, let’s make the best of our treasured summer! Most importantly, stay safe and happy. And as routine gives us a feeling of safety and a feeling of purpose, it makes us feel better in the unknown. Therefore, stick to it.
Give your day some good structure, so you can plan it better no matter what’s happening in the world right now. Enjoy the summer to the fullest!
If now is the time when you need some inspiration how to structure your day, check our easy-to-follow daily toddler schedule!
EASY DAILY SUMMER TODDLER SCHEDULE
Our summer toddler schedule 12-18 months is super simple and easy to follow. Good news for those of us, who work from home! 5 hours time slots for work and rest and that during the day with a 1 year old!
It includes examples of our 7 must-do daily toddler activities.
We created it for our son Aiden, when he was 1 year old.
By the time, he slept between 14-15 hours every day. His day started usually at around 6.30-7.00 am and ended between 8.30-9.00 pm.
He used to automatically wake up at 6 am., which is great in the summer, but not that great in the cold winter. So, with a simple trick, we extended his sleeping time to around 8-8.30 am in the winter. Our big secret was to feed him 1/2 cup of milk at around 5 am.
In the summer, we feed him the same amount right after he woke up, so we could go to the beach as early as possible and avoid the heat. The heat starts here at around 9.30 am and sometimes never ends. So, the only really heat-free time is early in the morning.
He used to have two nap times, each 1 hour long.
DAILY ROUTINE ACTIVITIES 12-18 MONTHS
Our toddler routine 12-18 months printable includes some fun ideas for toddler activities that you can repeat daily.
For toddlers this age, is crucial to do at least 180 min physical activities such gross motor and fine motor activities. For example, indoor toddler activities for 12-18 months can include:
GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES
- Sitting down on a small chair and then stand up
- Climbing on furniture
- Climbing stairs while holding on
- Playing with and throwing ball
If you need some more ideas, check out these gross motor activities.
FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES
- Opening and closing bottles, small draws, etc.
- Playing with blocks
- Playing with puzzles
- Scribbling with chalk, jumbo pencils or crayons
If you need more ideas, check out these fine motor activities.
PRINTABLE STAY AT HOME DAILY TODDLER SCHEDULE 12-18 MONTHS
So, here it is our 12-18 months stay at home daily toddler schedule.
We hope our experience can help you to find your own way and get some rest!
Happy Playing and Living!