Every experienced parent knows that a child who is too wound up before bed will have a harder time going to sleep. They need time to calm down and chill in order to prepare for sleep. After all, you can’t expect them to go from 100 to 0 in a matter of seconds.
As it gets closer to bedtime, start reducing the amount of stimulation around your child. This means turning off the TV – the blue light can disrupt and prevent sleep – and putting away overstimulating toys. Opt for calm activities like coloring, reading, or puzzles right before bed.