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    If my DS who is 4 at the end of the month doesn't want to nap (quite rare though) I tell him he can play quietly in his room or read books on his bed. He'll often end up falling asleep anyway though. The other day he left his room and turned on the TV. Found his asleep on the lounge a little while later, ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mmumm View Post
    Sure. I just got a CD from the ABC shop. About $15 and she does it from the laptop or PC. There are different levels but the starter one was great to begin with. Very repetitive clicking on the same letter and sounding it out along the way but she doesn't bore of it.
    There are apps on iPhone too I believe.
    She starts school next year and is just at that "I want to read" stage as her cousin can read menus when out and she wants to know how to read the icecream one
    Thanks. Which one for beginner?

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    I think it's the "starting out" one.

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    Quite time is TV and or iPad. Hopefully a good hour or 2 is great down time for them

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    My 2 year old & 4 year old DS's still go down for a sleep after lunch. The 4 year old may not sleep all the time but he has to have quiet time, in his bedroom. Normally they are down for 1.5 -2hours sleep.

    It's normally around 1 and they go to bed at 7.
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    My kids are the same age as yours and I insist they have a midday sleep. We do busy busy active in the morning which wears them out. If the 5yr old doesn't want a sleep she has to stay in her bed and read/listen to music for 30min - no TV or computer, it's too stimulating.

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    DS (4.5) plays playstation or watches a DVD while his sister sleeps. It's generally only for an hour or 2 at the very most and not every day as he's at kinder 3 days a week. I love it, I lie on the couch next to him and read a book (or play playstation with him!) they get another 30-60 minutes of screen time before dinner. I think it's fine.


 

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