There are two types of sleep: ACTIVE sleep is when we are in a deep sleep and are dreaming, and PASSIVE sleep is very light sleep. Some of us have things to help us sleep. Stuffies and pillows are comforting. Night lights and Christmas lights help us if we are afraid of the dark. Some of us have things that make music or sounds. Even special smells help us sleep. These are called transitional objects.
There are good ways and not so good ways to put babies to bed. We very gently put the baby on his or her back.
Mr. Robertson taught us a poem
Here is little baby (hold up index finger)
And here is baby’s head (make a flat hand – this represents a mattress)
We always put him on his back (place finger with face pointing upwards on top of flat hand)
To rest his little head
Mr. Robertson read the book Hush about a baby sleeping in Thailand.
Some babies fall asleep easily and some babies need a lot of help to fall asleep.
We learned a new partner song (though some of us knew it already) called Rockabye Baby. We changed the words just a little bit.
Rockabye baby in the treetop
When the wind blows the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks the cradle will fall
And we will catch baby cradle and all
Next week we will ask Baby Truett’s mommy what kind of sleeper Truett is and what kind of transitional objects he uses to help him sleep.