Parents have relied on lullabies to help get their children to bed for centuries. The reason they are still being used today is because it works. It is an effective way of getting your little ones ready for bed and falling asleep right on schedule each night.
Work Lullabies into Your Bedtime Routine
Sleep experts recommend starting a bedtime routine that you can do each night to help you fall asleep faster. You can do the same for your children. One of the things you can incorporate into your routine is singing a nighttime lullaby to them.
As you do this, your child will associate the lullaby, and the rest of the bedtime routine, with being tired and falling asleep. After a few weeks of this, it will become second nature for your child to fall asleep when they are supposed to.
This also works for older children as well. Get your child used to a nighttime routine at an early age so it will stick with them as they grow up. This will save you a lot of trouble you are trying to get your kids to bed in the long run.
Beautiful for the Imagination
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star for babies and children is a great lullaby to use for your bedtime routine. This lullaby will capture your child’s attention and spark their imagination. They always see the stars floating above at night, but how often is it that they think about them? Space is a great place of adventure and mystery. Singing about it is a great way to introduce them to that idea.
The writer of this song, Jane Taylor, uses imagery to describe the stars when she writes “like a diamond in the sky”.
This line compares stars to diamonds in the nighttime sky. This helps your young child visualize the stars at night using this simple imagery. It’s a simple literary device that all kids can understand.
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