I. Preparation

  1. Parent helps child position his or her fingers
  2. Tips of first finger and little finger on chair arm
  3. Middle and ring fingers extended, not touching chair

II. Technqiue

  1. Now let's play a little game, shall we?
  2. Let's play that this finger (touching the forefinger) and this one (touching the little finger) have gone to bed on the arm of the chair.
  3. Now watch these other two fingers; keep your eyes right on them.
  4. They are getting tired too and want to go to bed.
  5. Now watch as they slowly go down on the chair.
  6. As they do this, your eyes will get tired and they will close.
  7. Then we will play that all of you is in bed, real warm, and quiet.

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