Developing effective sleep patterns is an important goal in early childhood. Many parents of toddlers and preschoolers recount nightly bedtime battles. They dread the process and anticipate a struggle every night. If parents approach bedtime with anxiety and trepidation, these negative feeling become contagious and the child's level of arousal increases. It is important to establish a bedtime routine that is consistent and that progressively calms the child's demeanor. A bath followed by reading a book in the lap of a parent is a good prescription for easy sleep transition.
With Box of Dreams, we hope to add one more effective tool in this prescription for easy bedtimes. Transitional events like bedtime are inherently stressful for young children. They are in the dark and feel alone. The songs in Box of Dreams are designed to create a soothing atmosphere that helps the child make this transition to sleep calmly. Our wish is also that the songs become cues for parents to frequently send their child the key messages of love and hope.
Sample Song lyrics:
Time has come to lay down your head.
Day is done. Every word is said.
Except for three special words-
I love you.
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