Figuring out a back to school bedtime can be a great math lesson for the whole family. How much sleep do children really need?
According to WebMD, when you brought your infant home she was sleeping around 16 hours a day. Now that she’s ready for school, she still needs around 12 hours a day.
Sleep recommendations from Wed Md:
3 to 6 years old- 12 hours a day
7 to 12 years old- 10 to 11 hours a day
13 and up- 8 to 9 hours a day
So let’s try a fun math problem. If your eight year old needs to get up at 6:15 to be ready for the bus 7:15, then what time should he go to bed?
That’s right. Bedtime for this second grader should be between 7:15 and 8:15 to get the recommended amount of sleep. Not only can a lack of sleep have a negative impact on school success, did you know that a Lack of Sleep Correlates to Childhood Obesity?