This week, Twin Parks Montessori School parents had the opportunity to learn how to gently coach their children to have healthy sleep manners. Christina Gantcher, shared the basics of sleep rhythm and cycles, the quality and quantity of sleep and very effective tips for establishing consistency for sleep schedules.
Often parents ask our teachers and me why children sleep at school, that it interferes with nighttime sleep. Some parents do not understand that daytime sleep is essential for children to get a good night’s sleep. Children who do not nap and then stay up late are sleep deprived and are unable to work at their best throughout the day.
The following chart provides a guide for the appropriate sleep time per age.
Age Night Sleep (hrs) Daytime Sleep (hrs) Total (hrs)
3 months 10 5 (3 naps) 15
12 months 11.25 2.5 (2 naps) 13.75
18 months 11.25 2.25 (1 nap) 13.5
2 years 11 2 hours 13
3 years 10.5 1.5 12
4 years 10.5 1 11.5
Let’s start a conversation about sleep. If you have any questions, post in the comment section.