variety of board books
paper and crayons
1. Waking up from naps is easy for some children and harder for others.
Some children need a longer amount of time to fully wake up and join
2. Place a basket of board books and paper and crayons close to the
3. When children start to wake up, let them look at books or color quietly.
This gives those who wake up earlier a quiet activity to do.
4. Approximately 15 minutes before you need all the children to wake up
and join the group, turn on part of the lights and lift the shades.
5. Slowly start talking in a normal tone of voice.
6. If you move into the wake-up routine as slowly as you move into the
naptime routine, you will have a happier group of children.