Too Much Talking At Quiet Time!

Laurie - posted on 09/30/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 3 years old. I think she is about ready to transition out of a nap, but quiet time is not working because she is a big talker. She will start to talk quietly (which is frowned upon at her school) and eventually get herself worked up enough to start to try and engage other students. At home, she gets out of bed and takes her books back to bed with her and begins to (LOUDLY) read them to her "friends".



If I try to settle her back down, she becomes engaged with me and it becomes a game. I am just wondering what things do other moms/dads do to have a successful quiet time with a child who clearly has a lot to say!

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Laurie - posted on 09/30/2012

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Yeah, the school has something like quiet time, but they tend to play the game with her (she is talking/singing etc. they engage her and tell her to be quiet, she then thinks it is a game - a tantrum usually ensues!). I was hoping to get some ideas on how to keep her silent for more than 10 minutes! LOL!

Katherine - posted on 09/30/2012

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My daughter gave up naps at 2. If you want her to have quiet time just let her read in her bed. Keep trying to have her do it quietly. My daughter is also 3 and loud too. They nap at school? Or just have quiet time? # is a tough age for being quiet IMO. They are just loud by nature. But I think if you teach her it at home it should register at school.

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