The first night, we spent 15 minutes taking turns spraying everywhere we thought the monsters might be or might try to come in. We talked about how the spray scares monsters away. The next night we spent less time spraying and a few nights later I was able to calm him with just a few sprays myself before bed. This technique really helped him.
Some of my friends have found the book "Go Away Big Green Monster" to be helpful. These Go Away Big Green Monster Activities are a fun way to interact with that book.
These bedtime tips from Sprout really work and you may also want to check out The Pajanimals, available only on 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout, which features four fuzzy friends who wind down for bedtime in a cozy and reassuring way. The show helps you tackle common bedtime issues like getting out of bed, bad dreams and scary monsters.
What do you do to help calm night time fears with your kids?
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