Schools have dealt with the issue of socially environmental conflicts for years with an example being the clothes children wear. When schools allow children to enter school in their personal clothes, statics show an arena of economic awareness is brought forth leading to many problems in schools. Therefore, uniforms have been implemented to combat the emotional stigma associated with a family’s economic situation bringing the children to an equal playing field.
Studies show school uniforms mask the income difference between families. All children dress the same, whether rich or poor. They also increase the students’ self-esteem because they do not have to participate in the “school fashion show.” A child is not alienated. Dressing alike helps students learn what counts is on the inside.
Children, at a very young age, are exposed to the above statements even at nap time. If their parents provide them with blankets or towels that do not compare to another children’s over-the-top bedding, the children know the difference. This can play a role in making an equivalent emotional impact on the child. Feeling insufficient doesn’t make anyone feel good at any age.
When a child is provided uniformed nap time bedding, the scenarios above disperses. After 20 years of visiting schools and child care centers, owners, directors, teachers and parents share the opinion, children of any age, even a one year old, knows the difference in their bedding at nap time.
The question arises, why not provide the same sheets and covers to the children when napping. I have been told, when a child brings in a really nice cute blanket or cover to nap time, the other children long to have the same type item. Teachers see the less fortunate children eyeing the child with the more “expensive” towel, sheet or sleeping bag. Having the same sheets across the room cuts out all of the unnecessary emotions.
This is where Happi-Nappi fits into the picture. Happi-Nappi provides a high quality two in one unit, cot or mat sheet. The two in one sheet includes the top sheet and the bottom cover sewn together to make one unit. Having the nap time bedding one unit, makes nap time more effective for the children, workers and parents. Just like the school’s clothing policy being a uniform, nap time becomes uniformed too. There is no more emotional desire for someone else’s bedding.
A classroom looks and feels clean and crisp. Besides being uniformed, the Happi-Nappi Sheets resembles a cocoon in the way it provides protection and a sense of safety for the children. It is reported that children who normally don’t nap are now napping due to using the Happi-Nappi sheet. The covers stay on the children because they can wrap up in the top sheet. Children and teachers find it easy to use.
With a classroom full of Happi-Nappi’s, nap time becomes a peaceful setting for all.