My nearly 7 year old son is having a very, very hard time falling asleep lately. This seems to have started during the Olympics, when he was staying up late (~11pm) with Daddy. Now despite our best efforts, getting him in bed every night by 9pm, he cannot fall asleep until 10:30pm or later, often closer to 11pm.
He does sleep in to compensate (he still gets about 11 hours total) so he is getting enough sleep. We homeschool, which is why he can sleep in. But things go much better with our daily routine if he is up and about by 9am or so. We'd like to get him back to a 9pm bedtime.
He gets a lot of exercise during the day, and fresh air. We go to the playground/hiking every day for at least an hour, plus do a long walk every night after dinner. In addition to that he is playing soccer and is on the slackline in the backyard. So he SHOULD be tired.
Any tips for helping him get to sleep? Tonight we are trying putting some new age music on softly to see if that might help. :)