Kids will learn what a sleep zone is and how to create one. Sleep zones can help kids recharge each night.
Describe a sleep zone as an "environment to get your best sleep."
Recharge influences healthy choices. Recharge is all about your energy! fit presents different ways to recharge and get energy:
The amount of sleep recommended by different organizations varies; however for school-age children, most recommend 9–12 hours of sleep each night. This week's topic will introduce students to the sleep zone, an environment conducive to sleep. Paired with a bedtime routine, a sleep zone will help your students recharge each night.
As a large group, have kids list important features of a bedroom.
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Best Elements for a Sleep Zone
Ask students to identify things that don't fit in a sleep zone.
Examine Your Sleep Space
Ask students to close their eyes and create a mental picture of a bedroom before you begin the slideshow.
A child’s room can promote good sleep. TV and computer screens interfere with sleep. Darkness, cool temperatures, and calming colors aid sleep. How many students have a sleep zone?
Check for understanding: How can you make your room a sleep zone?
Improve Your Sleep Zone
Students choose at least one thing they can do to make their room a better sleep zone.
Encourage students to ask a family member for help if needed.
Today we learned about sleep zones. Next we will revisit what we have learned about how energy levels are impacted by sleep habits.
Time: 20 Minutes