If you have problem getting your kids to bed at night then you're not alone. In fact, plenty of parents have the same problem with their kids. Here's a fun way to help get your kids to bed easier using a trick. The Siesta Testa app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and will "test" your child's energy levels at bedtime. Now the beauty of this app is that it will always show their batteries are low so that means it's time to get to bed! Yeah it’s not true but whatever helps, right?
Here’s a really fun way to convince your child it’s time to go to bed. Explaining that they need to rest and restore their body’s energy pretty much is pointless most times but with this test you will be “proving” to them that their batteries are low. The test makes official sound effects; kids will need to hold their finger on the screen during the test, and then their results appear. It all feels very realistic and official and I have to say I have used it on my four year old a number of times now and he falls for it each time.
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Set up your child's own profile
What’s fun about the app is that you get to customize it and create multiple profiles. You can enter in your child's name, add a photo, and then set up a bedtime and wake up time. There are a few other customization features as well that just help to make the app feel that much more official. When you set up their profile with a photo it is made to look like a personal identification card and the app has a very high-tech feel and look about it. There are even some cool sound effects as it “scans” them and tests their battery power.
Obviously this app is all about sheer entertainment and a tool to help trick them that it’s time for bed. Clearly it’s not going to work on every kid and there’s a good chance they will start to catch on after a while. But hey, if it works in the meantime and gets the kids to bed easier and without fights, why not give it a try!
Convince them it's time for bed with "test results"
Siesta Testa - Child Battery Test ▪ Good easy parenting support solution to teach and train kids for the best bed time sleep routine