Set Up for Success
Learning Stories audio recordings can be played any time your child needs a rest or quite time. If this is not at bedtime, find a comfortable place for them to lie down flat on their backs.
• Make sure they are not cold or too hot.
• Make sure they are not going to be disturbed.
For younger children we suggest you listen to this with them the first time.
They might want to talk about it later and it’s nice to feel supported when trying something new.
Speakers and headphone:
Learning Stories – Bedtime Relaxation should be played at a soft volume to get the best results for relaxation.
Protect your child’s ears – IF USING HEADPHONES ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE VOLUME IS LOW.
Introduce and create a helpful sleep routine:
Play this audio each night for a week, then regularly in combination with the other relaxation audios in the Learning Stories series.
Easy guidelines to improving your child’s sleep habits:
• End TV watching or use of digital devices (computers, phones, screen based games) at least two hours before bedtime.
• Avoid movies or games with a high level of stimulation as these tend to keep kids awake.
• Studies show light from screens has been proven to disrupt sleep patterns.
• Quite play, story time, reading a book or drawing are all examples of calming activities to do before bed.
• Going to bed late puts kids at risk of being overly exhausted and wired up. Keep bedtimes early and at the same time each night if possible. Growing children need lots of rest and will respond well to a settled routine.
• Refrain from any physical exercise or over stimulation just before bed. The alert level of awareness that comes with exercise or excited play makes it harder to wind down and sleep.
• No sugar or sweet drinks 2x hours before bedtime. Limit all processed sugar.
Kids are super sensitive. See how quickly they respond after following these easy guidelines.