Purpose:So that Mama and children can get some needed rest time and break from interaction.
- You need to have quiet time by yourself
- Do not come out until I get you
- You may listen to soft music (see below)
- You may play with soft toys
- No loud sounds or noise making toys
- Reading, playing quietly, listening to quiet music or books on tape and napping are great things to do during quiet time
When we started quiet time, we put a simple little CD player in Abe's room and taught him how to use it. We taught him the proper treatment of CD's, and which of his CD's were quiet time appropriate.
Here are some music recommendations that Abe has enjoyed.
- Any classical music
- Books on tape (we get these from the library)
- Hymns or music from the Children's Songbook (all downloadable, even in French, Portuguese and Spanish!)
- Carnival of the Animals
- Peter and the Wolf (although that can get too scary)
- The Ratatouille Soundtrack
- Three Musical Fables with music by John Rutter
- All the Elizabeth Mitchell CD's are lovely and pretty mellow. We have:
- I love Putumayo. They have CD compilations from all over the world, some CD's for kids that fall into two categories: "Playground" and "Dreamland" (the latter of which are good for quiet time). We have "Animal Playground" which is really fun, and "Dreamland."
|This is how Abe ends up more than half the time. He has some reading time, then gives himself a nap!|
Do you do "Quiet Time" at your house? What do you do differently? Do you have any more suggestions for good, quiet music your kids enjoy? What is YOUR favorite quiet time activity?