Introducing the board game that helps nurses promote healthy sleep in children

Sussex-based health visitor Ruth Silverman reveals how she developed a game to bolster healthcare professionals’ knowledge of sleep patterns and behaviour
The sleep game

Sussex-based health visitor Ruth Silverman reveals how she developed a game to bolster healthcare professionals’ knowledge of sleep patterns and behaviour

12-14 hours

Suggested time toddlers need to sleep per night, including daytime naps

Source: Royal College of Psychiatrists

The Sleep Game is the brainchild of at Ruth Silverman, specialist health visitor and locality manager for child development and disabilities at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. It is a training board game for healthcare professionals working with children and families, including health visitors, school nurses, midwives, nursery nurses and children’s centre staff.

The game aims to help healthcare professionals improve their knowledge of children’s sleep patterns and can be used as part of continuing professional development as an update and/or refresher on sleep information.

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