With proper growth comes the right amount of sleep. As we age we fool ourselves into thinking our bodies only require 4-5 hours of sleep, but the real question should be, what are we doing with these extra hours of day time? If we start early and educate on the value of proper sleep, it can be looked at as a strength, not a weakness needing too much sleep.
Marii from Salmon Valley Local Foods was back in Town Square park this week again explaining this very notion, the value of sleep. Accompanied by “Goodnight Gorilla” (of which all participating children receive a free copy of) she began to illuminate the young minds on how fantastic sleep can be and to re-enforce the benefits we receive from a good night’s sleep.
Art’s and crafts time fit in nicely with the theme of sleep by having the kids create their very own sleep mobile. From bugs to musical notes, all sorts of creations were invented. The boys even had to take their mobile for a test flight, because well, that’s what boys do. And as in every week there is always a nice snack for kids to enjoy and this week was no different. Marii provided super delicious sugar snap peas from Swift River farms right here in town.
As an added bonus this week we were given the magazine “Chop Chop” to hand out as supplemental material to engage the parents and caretakers on a green lifestyle.