Screen Free Quiet Time Ideas that Encourage Independent Play

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We are transitioning out of nap time for my preschooler and into quiet time, so I LOVE these screen free quiet time ideas! Plus, they encourage independent play, which means quiet time can actually last longer than 15 minutes!

We made it a long time. We really did. But, my daughter Lisa, at four and a half years old, is officially done with taking a nap during the day. I am now presented with the new challenge of what to do with a preschooler for 2-3 hours while my other two children are (hopefully) taking a nap at that same time. I need to come up with some great quiet time ideas that encourage independent play. I need her to have this quiet time because nap time is usually one of the blocks of time during the day that I spend on the computer blogging and working on my business (as well as numerous other things, like napping, showering, eating lunch ...

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How to Get a Child to Nap Until Four Years Old and Beyond

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How to get a child to take a nap every day until 4 year old and beyond! Great advice from a twin mom.

Sometimes I feel like a unicorn after I tell people that my four year olds still take naps. They cock their heads, mumble something about how their 2 year old stopped napping already, how they actually like the freedom of not having nap time, or how they implement a quiet time every day instead. It seems to me that many don't know how to get a child to nap every day. *My affiliate links are used in this post. Thank you.* In my daily interactions, it seems I'm the oddball who has children who still take naps, most days, as four year olds. While one of my daughters, Lisa, is much more hit or miss on taking naps, and has always been ...

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