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SETTLING IN AND SLEEP

Culture of Sleep

Children who become tired, for example, signal through glassy eyes, a look into nowhere, rubbing their faces, seeking closeness, whining. All of this can be called a cry for sleep.     

A need of sleep activates the need for security and attachment... A child may signal that it is tired, but needs companionship or rituals to find sleep. If a child goes to sleep, that is a sign of trust.

One cannot say 1: 1 that a child does not sleep during the night, which has slept at noon. Allowing children to sleep a bit, wake up at a specific time, or even keep awake with a stimulating game program goes against the child's need for sleep. Even a fatigued child is a stressed child and a stressed child often conflicts with the caregivers and this prevents the feeling of security and the ability to relax. In short: the child is certainly not going to sleep. A good Kindergarten life should be characterized by tension and relaxation moments: Here, the child can romp, live out and here it can also come to rest. A child who signals tiredness has a right to sleep.