Encouraging Your Child to Sleep Through the Excitement of Santa

Excitement of SantaHere comes Santa Claus. And with his imminent arrival may come a sleepless night of tossing and turning for your young ones. You may hear the pitter-patter of little feet more than once after you’ve tucked your kids snuggly into their beds.


With all this pent-up excitement, how on earth can they drift off to dreamland so visions of sugar plums can begin to dance inside their little heads? Today’s early childhood education specialists can help.


At Bartram Academy, we like to use the popular Reggio Emilia Model to help young children at every turn. The Reggio Emilia approach is today considered to be an exemplary model of early childhood education techniques that can be of assistance at all times.


The Reggio Emilia techniques we employ encourage self-expression and thoughtful decision-making based on the potential decision outcomes. When a sleepless night looms, it is advisable to prepare early with calming, familiar, and low-key activities that remind the child of happy times. A small snack including warm milk or cocoa, a favorite story — without action or adventurous elements – and a favorite blanket or pair of PJs will help. Contact Bartram Academy to learn more about the Reggio Emilia Model. We know you’ll appreciate this well-thought-out approach as much as we do.