Sleepy Time podcast Episode 5: Settling down to sleep for 5 to 8 year olds

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Episode 5: Settling down to sleep for 5 to 8 year olds

If you have a child who struggles to settle to sleep after a busy day, this podcast could be just what they need. It will help them to connect with their body, doing gentle exercises while they lie in bed, ready for a good night's sleep.

They'll draw circles with their feet, hug their knees and breath slowly in and out - all in an effort to expend the energy they have in their bodies, before settling down for the night.

Finally, they'll be encouraged to 'melt' into their bed in whichever position feels comfortable and to focus on their breathing: to simply rest, until sleep comes.

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Episode 6 of the Sleepy Time podcast – Building your mind garden technique for 5 to 8 year olds
Available from Sunday 15 March

The Sleepy Time podcast is brought to you by In The Moment Magazine and MadeForMums, written by psychologist and yoga teacher Suzy Reading and narrated by Gemma David of The Quiet Heart.


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Tara BreathnachContent Editor and Social Media Producer

Tara is mum to 1 daughter, Bodhi Rae, and has worked as Content Editor and Social Media Producer at MadeForMums since 2015