Enjoy the glow of fireflies all year long with this firefly twinkle light, an easy craft to make in the afternoon with kids. The soft glow from their new firefly twinkle light works as a fun nightlight as well.Read Full Story
When you think about reading to your child, you likely think about being cozied up for bedtime with your rather young child, snuggled under the covers reading a not-too-long picture book. It’s a terrific ritual! But don’t limit your reading to your child at bedtime, and don’t limit reading to the young child. Reading to our kids has value in terms of literacy development well past the toddler years.Read Full Story
Exhausted by repeated readings of “Goodnight Moon” and “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See”? Well, good news, moms and dads: There's a whole new kind of bedtime book coming out to play... but they're written for you, not for your kids. Welcome to the world of “Go the F**k to Sleep,” “Goodnight Keith Moon” and a variety of other bedtime book parodies that will keep you up nights thinking of your own adult spin on one of the classics!Read Full Story
When you first bring your infant home from the hospital, there may seem to be no rhyme or reason to how you get him to fall asleep. I may be different every time: rocking, strolling, whatever it takes for your baby (and you) to get rest and restoration, you do it. But eventually a pattern develops and you can repeat activities or events or actions to help ease your child to sleep. Congratulations! You have just established your child’s first bedtime routine! Now…keep it up (with tweaks) for the next 18 years.Read Full Story
The change may be gradual or it may seem sudden. You adolescent starts having trouble falling sleep at night (even though you’ve insisted on maintaining long-standing routines) and has increasing difficulty getting up in the morning. He sleeps later and later on weekends, prompting a few charges of “lazy” by you -- and doesn’t seem particularly rested or restored. Is it hormones? Something else? What’s going on?Read Full Story
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