Kids will learn what a sleep zone is and how to create one. Sleep zones can help kids recharge each night.
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 think about why bright lights, phones, televisions, and computers are distractions that can stop us from falling asleep.
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
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