FREE Printables: Activity sheets "ūüėī How Much Sleep Does Your Elementary Schooler Really Need? ūü§∑ "

FREE Printables: Activity sheets "ūüėī How Much Sleep Does Your Elementary Schooler Really Need? ūü§∑ "

Our kids are growing up in a busy world! Even before they hit the double digits, it is easy for their lives to be consumed with soccer schedules, ballet classes, hockey tournaments, and other extracurricular activities. 

And, while all of these activities can provide incredible benefits, they can also often result in later than ideal bedtimes.  

As adults, we¬†frequently¬†make the choice to sacrifice sleep for more time doing the things we¬†enjoy, so it‚Äôs easy to assume that our kiddos are okay to¬†do¬†the same, but how much sleep do your kids really need?? ūü§∑¬†

ūüėī¬†According to¬†The Sleep Council, kids between the ages of 6 and¬†12¬†years old need to be getting between¬†10¬†and 12¬†HOURS¬†per night...or an average of¬†11¬†hours.¬†ūüėī¬†

So, if your kiddo needs to be up at 7am for school, they should be asleep by 8:00 pm. That probably means they need to be in pajamas and settling in by 7 or 7:30 pm depending on what your bedtime routine looks like and how long it typically takes. 

If you think your child may not be getting enough sleep look for the following signs... 

ūüėī¬†Does your¬†child¬†frequently fall asleep in the car on the way to school or going to and from activities?¬†
ūüėī¬†Do you have to wake them up every¬†single¬†morning?¬†
ūüėī¬†Do they seem cranky or overtired most days?¬†

Those little bodies are growing SO fast and it’s important to make sure they get enough sleep to fuel them!  

If you need some QUIET and CALMING activities to do in the evenings to settle in, be sure to grab our weekly FREE printables! 

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