If your children are younger, I would encourage you to find a routine that works, but don't feel pressured to adhere to a strict schedule. You can look at my schedule posts from past years as well.
For those not familiar with Montessori philosophy, she found that children focused best when their work periods were three hours long. That seems to be a good estimate for us as well. Now the caveat is that we didn't start there, nor do we generally fall right back into it after a longer break. It takes time to get there. And even once we're in a good groove, there are days that we end earlier. There are also days we go longer. There's a certain rhythm that develops during a work period. I can usually sense when everyone is starting to fade for good.
- Monday: Music Lesson
- Tuesday: Bible Lesson
- Wednesday: Art Lesson
- Thursday: Scouting or Playdate
- Friday: Science Project
I'm still a big proponent of free time for children as well. Anything that isn't scheduled is their time,
If there's anything you'd like me to elaborate on, please let me know!