Teach kids to think about how much sleep they get each night. Kids will learn how much sleep they need.
Recharge is your energy. It influences the choices you make. fit presents different ways to recharge and get energy:
This unit introduces students to the importance of getting enough sleep. They will learn about how to establish or improve their bedtime routines and how to create their own sleep zone—an environment conducive to sleep.
Ask kids if they have pets; for those who do, ask them to think about and share with a partner what they know about their pet's sleep habits.
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Sleep Habits of Animals
Can your students correctly answer the true and false questions about animal's sleep habits from the slideshow?
Sleep Habits for Kids
Tell students their body needs 9–12 hours of sleep each night for energy and growth. Below are the minimum and maximum hours of sleep for different age groups as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics:
Check for understanding: What time will you need to go to bed tonight to get enough sleep?
Calculate Your Sleep
Download the Animal Sleep Habits printable to have students compare animal sleep habits to their own sleep habits.
Have students look back at their piece of paper that includes the time they went to bed and the time they woke up. Did they get 9-12 hours of sleep? Guide students to identify the time they need to go to bed to get 9-12 hours of sleep.
Encourage students to set an alarm or write themselves a note so they know what time to go to bed to be fully recharged for the next day.
Today we learned exactly how much sleep we should get each night. Next, we will learn how bedtime routines can impact our sleep.
Time: 20 Minutes