23 Mar Three to Six Years Old Sleep Cycle
Sleep is very important. Now, when you compare the sleep you get as an adult, to your young son or daughter, the difference in hours needed may astound you. In our previous posts, the leading daycare in Maple Grove, Little Newtons, started giving readers the information they crave: How much sleep does your toddler need?
Believe it or not, your child still needs about 12 to 14 hours of sleep per day/night to function well the next day. In order to recuperate properly, researchers all agree your child who is three to six-years-old will need an extra hour of sleep at night. You may be thinking, “How can I manage to get my toddler to take an hour nap and then sleep an additional 11 to 13 hours at night?” Well the answer is simple, take out the afternoon nap and give your toddler or young child a scheduled, consistent bedtime. We recommend your child is put to bed between 6:00 and 8:00 in the evening.
Seven to 12 Years
Your child is in school now, and they are likely experiencing many sorts of growth, both mentally and physically. Because your child is more active during this age, they do require more sleep when night falls. Researchers recommend allowing your child to sleep 10 to 11 hours at night. On average, parents agree bedtimes between 7:30 and 9:00 in the evening allow for the best amount of sleep. Parents, keep in mind, your child’s sleep affects their performance at school, attention, behavior, memory and more.
Don’t go anywhere just yet, our daycare in Maple Grove has one more sleep cycle to provide to parents. To learn more about Little Newtons, browse our website or give us a call!