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Old 08-25-2011, 09:21 PM
 
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I also like to listen to books on CD. I have a GREAT collection of storytelling CDs from Jim Weiss:
http://www.greathall.com/storytelling.html
"Tell me a Story!", "Sweet Dreams", "Good Night" and "Animal Tales" are good ones for kinders.

I make a map and assign kids where to rest and usually "head to feet" so kids are not face to face with each other. I tell my kids they do not need to sleep but they do need to rest quietly (lay still/no talking) as to not disturb others. Most do fall asleep though. The kids take restroom breaks before laying down so no one should be getting up.

One thing my kinders like is the "Star Rester" list. At the beg of rest time, I write everyone's name on the whiteboard. If they are talking/being disruptive I give them a small check and if they continue talking, I erase their name BUT tell them they can earn it back. At the end of rest time, I read off the names that are still on the board and that serves as the reward.
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