Think about how much sleep your child gets each day. Is it enough?
A new study shows that a good night's sleep is a major key factor to how that child will learn. If the child doesn't get enough sleep, their brain looses "plasticity." This is the ability of the brain to adapt... learn. Without enough sleep, the brain will not learn as well as it should.
So how much sleep does a child need to retain this mental edge? See Below:
Newborns: 12 to 18 hours
1-3 yr olds: 12 to 14 hours
3-5 Yr Olds: 11 to 13 hours
5 to 10 yr Olds: 10 to 11 hours
10 yrs +: 8.5 to 9.25 hours
Hopefully this will help to show that not only do we need our sleep... but its more important than ever to make sure your child gets enouigh sleep too.
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