Thursday, March 5, 2015

Simple Gifts

A good night's sleep!   

A full night’s sleep affects mental and physical development in a positive way.   Children have busy daytime routines and adequate rest has a positive impact on academics. Studies show that the average amount of sleep required for 5-12 year olds is 10-11 hours(!) per night.

In addition to providing the rest our bodies crave, a good night’s sleep gives our brains time to sort and store data.  For children, this means an opportunity to retain teaching and learning that happened during the day.   

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