Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Great kids Daylight Savings time tips from the Pajanimals and a giveaway

Meet the Pajanimals - CowBella, Apollo, Sweetpea Sue, and Squacky - four friends who snuggle together every night to sing sweet night time songs to their preschool friends at home.

Are you prepared for losing that extra hour of sleep when the clocks are turned forward an hour for Daylight Savings on March 10? It may not be so easy, especially if  you have young children,  who have trouble adapting  to change. But you can get ready  with sound advice and tips for a smooth and calm transition to Daylight Savings from Certified Sleep Experts from Sleepy Planet, Jennifer Waldburger and Jill Spivack, and your friends, the PAJANIMALS, from The Jim Henson Company and Sprout, the 24 hour children’s preschool channel. 

We all know toddlers and preschoolers need plenty of sleep to get through their busy days, especially as they ease into Daylight Savings.   Now, your readers can learn what it takes to keep their bedtime routine on track with these simple tips from Waldburger and Spivack, who serve as consultants for the critically-acclaimed preschool series, PAJANIMALS, a series designed to help parents establish a bedtime routine for their preschoolers.  PAJANIMALS airs nightly on Sprout during The Good Night Show and follows the amazing adventures of four sweet, gentle and cuddly musical puppets that model the skills preschoolers need to move through their days successfully. 
·       The Night Before  - On Saturday March 9th, turn clocks AHEAD 1 hour before going to bed! If your child normally sleeps till 6:30 AM, the next morning he/she might be sleepy until 7:30 AM.  The entire schedule – naps and bedtime – will then shift one hour later. If you’re happy about this change, great!  Just protect your child’s room from too much light in the early morning, and use white noise so they won’t wake with the birds.

  If you’d rather help your child get back to the usual schedule, try the following:
1.     Set your alarm for 6:30 AM (according to the new clock) and wake your child at this time.  To them, it will feel like 5:30 AM and yes, they may be cranky and tired, but their body will soon get used to the new schedule.
2.     Put your child down at the normal nap time (if they are still napping) according to the new clock and resume a normal schedule from there.  Don’t allow a nap longer than usual.
3.     On Sunday night, put your child down at their usual bedtime according to the new time.


Are you looking for a great Easter basket stuffer for a preschooler on your gift list? Well I have a great suggestion for you, the new DVD Jim Henson’s Pajanimals  games and fun toys. 

Here are the great new games and toys from Pajanimals  
My Growth Chart Puzzle: ($14.99 SRP): Build your own puzzle and measure away, marking your height as you grow.  The Growth Puzzle chart includes 17 sturdy self-correcting puzzle pieces and teaches numbers, counting and easy math principals.  Ages: 3+

  My First ABC Floor Puzzle” ($14.99 SRP): ABC Floor Puzzle includes 27 jumbo self-correcting puzzle pieces to form a 6 ft. long puzzle that teaches ABC’s, matching words and visual recognition. Ages: 3+
 My First Adventure Game ($14.99 SRP):  Follow the path by matching objects and reach finish in this “path” board game designed for toddlers. Featuring two play patterns for extended play, the game develops visual discrimination, sequencing, hand-eye coordination and language skills. Ages 3+
 My First Word Game ($14.99 SRP):  Match the picture tiles and find the objects in the illustration with this matching game for toddlers with two playing levels. The game, featuring 6 double-sides playing boards, 18 picture tiles and a parent guide, develops visual discrimination, early learning word skills and hand-eye coordination. Ages 3+

The generous folks at Pajanimals, are giving one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win! One winner will win one great PAJANIMALS preschool puzzles or game, one winner will win one of the following (depending on what is in stock) My Growth Chart Puzzle,   My First ABC Floor Puzzle,  My First Adventure Game,  My First Word Game. Would you like to win? Please visit the Pajanimals   site, take a look around and tell me something you learned on the site. There are also other ways to enter, please enter below.

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One winner will win a great PAJANIMALS preschool puzzles or game

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Katie said...

I live in AZ and we don't observe Daylight Saving Time! :)

There are a few other places as well, so no annoying kiddo transition for us!

Sarah Hall said...

I learned that these games help develop hand eye coordination and visual and verbal skills.

Audra Weathers said...

I learned it comes on 8pm EST; that's why we keep missing it…didn't realize it came on that late in the day. Definitely need to set it to record. I like their bedtime activity cards on the site.

Janet W. said...

I learned they have a memory game you can print off and create a night time themed game!

d schmidt said...

I learned they have some great games and printable coloring pictures

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Monet said...

I learned that disney has a food and wine festival.

Monet said...

I learned that disney has a food and wine festival.

wigget said...

i learned there are 4 of them

Kimberly said...

They have some great games on the site


This would make a great Easter basket stuffer for a preschooler

STRANGEONE1120 said...

They have some great printables

jamie braun said...

i learned that there is games & printable color pages on the site! my girls are loving them!

Cinderella10383 said...

I love love love the coloring sheets. My toddler just got into coloring

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Nicole Lancaster said...

I learned that the site has a variety of games for children of all ages and the games are listed by age, easy or hard,and keyboard or mouse.

Anonymous said...

I learned that the website offers online games for children.

Unknown said...

Learned it comes on at 8pm..

Allison said...

Printing color pages

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I didn't know that disney held a wine festival. chris.baylorbear (at) gmail (dot) com

daveshir2005 said...

I learned there are printable color pages there.

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I learned they have online games for the kids to play!
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