Transition Time: Rest and Nap
Help children prepare for transitions into rest and naptimes with this audio moment.
Lying down for rest and naptime can be an especially challenging part of the day for some children. But there are ways to ease into this routine, help children know what to expect, and make rest time go more smoothly for everyone.
Before a nap or rest time, listen with children to this audio moment where Elmo stretches his body and takes some deep belly breaths to help him feel relaxed and ready to take a rest.
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