* Including any time required for getting ready and travel.
Your child has 0 hours per day available for play / relaxation.
Your child is a busy bee! The calculator shows they have quite a lot of scheduled time in their day, which means they’re currently falling under the recommended daily allowance of free time for children. Consider which areas are non-essential and, if you can, make those scheduled activities slightly less frequent. Structure and routine is undoubtedly very important for children, but freeing up more time will encourage imagination and creativity which are crucial in a child’s development.
Well done - you’ve got the balance about right and your child is currently receiving the recommended daily allowance of free time. The guidelines of this RDA are very much like the ones we follow for fruit and vegetables - variety is the key. Structured time and routine are fantastic, but free time gives your child the opportunity to use their imagination, which is crucial in their development.
Your child has plenty of free time which is brilliant for their development as they have the time to tap into their imagination and be creative. Structured time and routine are also crucial for a child so the key is to ensure you’re hitting the right balance.
Your child is currently spending more than half their free time watching television or a screen. Variety is key when hitting the recommended daily allowance for free time, so other things they could do are:
Physical play outdoors
Imaginative play that’s not screen time
Story Time i.e be read to
Spending shared parent-child time on a child-led, fun activity