Millions of kids are learning from home as schools work to prevent the spread of Covid-19. With new routines in place, many kids now have later bedtimes. Some doctors say it’s OK to go to bed a bit later—as long as you sleep later in the morning. They recommend that third-graders get 9 to 12 hours of sleep each night.
Others argue that kids should keep the same bedtimes as when they were attending school. Experts say that elementary school students who stay up later than 9 p.m. might not be getting enough rest. That can make kids less focused and moody.