Stick to a schedule when you are getting your child ready for bed. A predictable routine helps your child prepare for sleep. As he moves through the various stages of the routine, getting into pajamas, brushing teeth and bedtime stories, he will feel comfortable and ready for sleep. As your child begins to understand the sequence of events, he or she will offer up less resistance.
Provide many items which will help your child develop their senses. Sensory items can be used to teach your child about many different worldly things. Mud, the smell of spices and bubbles can all serve as great learning sensory tools. Go out of your way to find interesting and unique items to show your child. Whether it is an interesting taste, smell, texture, or color, it will help them to learn more about their world! Allow yourself plenty of time to make plans for major outdoor events or activities. Planning outdoor excursion and activities shows your children the benefits of not always being indoors, and planning in advance lets the children know that you look forward to spending time with them.