I generally try to get DD in bed by around 8pm. If we have had a big day, like an evening of running around outside in the park, she doesn't take too long to fall asleep.
But like this afternoon, we were inside, it was a low-key rainy day (other than preschool in the morning). She has come out of her room a half dozen times saying she's not tired, and when she's in her bed I can hear her fooling around (singing, talking to herself, etc). So then she goes to bed more like 9.
Am I putting her to bed too early? She generally gets up at the same time every day, more or less. Or do you play it by ear - like evenings running around at the park, you put them to bed earlier, and after an evening of baking cookies and arts & crafts, you put them to bed later?