The Early Learning Institute (TELI) | May 24th, 2017 |

Meal-time and Bed-time – teli Quick Tips

  • teli tip meal bed timeSuggest that your child be a helper before meal-time. Setting the table with silverware can be accomplished as early as two years old. Parents can practice direction following and labeling objects while assisting the child.
  • Establish expectations for meal-time:
    • Use a timer if children have hard time sitting at the table and praise all attempts at staying in their seat.
    • Encourage children to try new foods. Don’t force children to try, but be consistent about offering new foods again at other times.
  • Follow a bed-time routine for a smooth transition to sleep. Bed-time may include:
  1. Settle down after dinner
  2. Bath
  3. Brush Teeth
  4. Bed-time story
  5. Hugs and kisses and say “Goodnight”
  6. Leave the Room
  • Don’t hesitate to ask for advice if you are experiencing problems at home with routines.

Ann Logoyda, Child / Family Social WorkerCompliments of teli’s Ann Logoyda, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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