Lullabies for learning and better bedtimes to build brains were the order of the night at Childcare Resources’ Creating Rituals and Routines with your Child. This parent-focused training, presented by The Learning Alliance’s Art and Literacy Educator Bridget Lyons, explored rituals for bath time and bedtime, including lullabies, stories, and other small touches designed to build connections and gently guide children to sleep.
As parents walked through lullabies and calming games, Bridget discussed how to incorporate Conscious Discipline-based rituals into bedtime routines, mentioning that routines are essential to “building self-discipline, so that we have the skills that we need in order to function.”
Special guest Dr. Connie Proskovec, of Island Pediatrics, noted the impact quality sleep has on the growth and brain development of children, saying that “sleep is extremely important in how you consolidate your memory.” She went on to remark that, without quality sleep, “you’re never going to establish a pattern of being able to calm yourself.” In a question-and-answer session, she addressed common sleep-related topics.
Childcare Resources offers parent-focused training several times each year, working with community partners to provide additional resources and knowledge to enrolled families.