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October 01, 2017     Category: SleepNapping

Naps are Important!Nap. Small word – Big deal. Why? Sleep is a major requirement for good health, and for young children to get enough of it, some daytime sleep is usually needed. Crucial physical and mental development occurs in early childhood. Naps provide much-needed downtime for growth and rejuvenation.Your child’s mood is greatly improved with a nap – crying, whining and temper tantrums are also reduced. Getting enough sleep during the day and at night helps the development and growth of children’s brains. In fact, their emot...

October 02, 2016     Category: PreparationCommunicationBehaviorNappingSleep

Fussing Over Your Child's NaptimeEvery parent knows this familiar scenario all too well: Your toddler gives all the signals of being exhausted and needing sleep — she yawns and rubs her eyes, flops on the floor, and bursts into tears of frustration at the slightest thing — but she still won't go down for a nap.There actually is a very simple explanation: Toddlers fight the urge to rest because they are too interested in what's going on around them. Your curious toddler has so much to see and do and is afraid that if she sleeps, she'll be mi...

September 11, 2016     Category: NappingSleep

Healthy Sleep Makes for Healthy and Happy Kids!Children between 2 and 4 sleep approximately 11 to 12 hours a night and take a single one-to three-hour nap each afternoon. What’s the best plan for your child? Here are some facts that might help you determine the right strategy. “Grow, grow.” ~The Talmud “Did that child grow overnight?” Well they absolutely could have! According to studies at the Children’s National Medical Center, growth hormones are typically secreted during deep sleep. Think of how much sleep a baby requi...