Healthy Children - May 2016

At-Home Tools for Sleeping

Did you know? . . .Getting too little sleep may lead to chemical changes in the brain that cause individuals to feel hungrier and eat more.

Quiet Bedtime Activities:

  • Read favorite books together
  • Give a backrub
  • Stretch gently
  • Keep bedroom comfortable, quiet, and dark

Sleep Books:

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

New Sleep Words to Use:

  1. Tired
  2. Sleep
  3. Nap
  4. Rest
  5. Bed

Bedtime Snack Ideas:

  • Cup of warm fat-free milk
  • Banana Slices
  • 2 Slices of toast
  • Cup of applesauce with cinnamon sprinkled on top