Pajanimals Review & Giveaway

By Jennifer-admin
In Contributors
November 2, 2012


This upcoming weekend (November 4th) is when we set our clocks back an hour, which may cause some problems with schedules if you have very small children. If you are familiar with Sprout then you may be familiar with Pajanimals, a cute puppet show that focuses on teaching preschoolers how to move through their day, especially bedtime, successfully.

Pajanamals have a few tips to help your preschooler adjust to the time change a little better and I know I will be doing these for Jaxon since he goes to school it’s going to be way different for him this year.

  • The night of (Saturday November 3rd) put your child to bed at his/her regular bedtime before setting the clocks back.  Then before you go to bed make sure to set all the clocks back an hour.

  • Your child will more than likely wake up early since they went to bed at the normal time, this is the time when we as parents just have to have an extra cup of coffee or something to keep us going through the day.

  • Stick to your child’s original schedule, if they usually eat at 11am, keep that time. They will more than likely be hungry before but you can help that by giving them a light mid-morning snack. Do the same for nap-time  keep them going even if they seem to slow down and are ready earlier.

  • Keep them up. Make sure they stay up to their original bedtime. They may be cranky and you know they are tired but put them to bed at the regular time.

By using these 4 tips, your child can adjust, hopefully quickly, to the time change. It may take a few days but it’s better than having a child who is going to bed early and waking up way before you are ready to!

Something else that Pajanamals has a tip for is transitioning from playtime to nap/bedtime. Having a transitional object, a physical object that takes the place of the mother-child bond. It helps when the child is not with the mother for long periods of time…like a security object. All of my kids have had or do have an object that they have to have to sleep or when they are away from me or Jeff for long periods of time.

Pajanamals sent Jaxon, my 3 year old, a Snuggle Up Story Mat from TOMY. It’s great for nap-times at home or at school if they allow things to be sent in for nap-time. Jaxon enjoyed laying in it in the living room and watching TV and then would randomly roll over and look at the book that he was just using as a pillow. It features all of the Pajanamals characters and is light and soft.


One reader will win a Pajanimals Snuggle Up Story Mat (retail value $29.99)

*Jackie received the above product(s), free of charge, to facilitate this review. All opinions are those of reviewer only.

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83 Responses to “Pajanimals Review & Giveaway”

  1. courtney b says:

    reading a good night story!

  2. Shelly Hill says:

    We do a bubble bath, foot massage and then read her a bedtime story book

  3. debbie jackson says:

    story time debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  4. Jessica Beard says:

    A goodnight story, prayers, and song.

  5. Tabitha Pyle says:

    we read a nightly book

  6. Sandy VanHoey says:

    Reading stories after getting teeth brushed before bed

  7. Janet W. says:

    Read a story, brush teeth, bath, snuggle for a minute, put grandson in bed.

  8. Robin O says:

    We always say a prayer before bed!

  9. Ashley turicik says:

    I always read my kids books before bed

  10. Audra Weathers says:

    We read 3 books every night and the she likes me to say “night night, sleep tight, don’t let the ladybugs bite”. :-)

  11. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Lots of songs

  12. Mary Williams says:

    We read several books before bed, sometimes two, sometimes four!

  13. Jennifer Rote says:

    Reading a bed time story.

  14. Nancy Luebke says:

    What a great idea for the nap.

  15. betty wojnar says:

    bath book and countdown to lights out.

  16. D Schmidt says:

    We get bathe, get changed, brush our teeth and read a story.

  17. Joyce Harrell says:

    We read books

  18. Fawn H says:

    We read a story before bedtime or sometimes my boys make up a story for me.

  19. Colleen Maurina says:

    First is bathtime, brush teeth, storytime and then heat up his favorite hotpack in the microwave for him to cuddle with.

  20. Karen Medlin says:

    nice warm bath, and lights down low and watch a cartoon

  21. KJ Skib says:

    We read a book and then say the prayer- as I lay me down to sleep…..

  22. Tracey Andino says:

    Chasing him around the house to get him into bed!!!! A kiss, prayer, and sometimes a book.

  23. Rita M says:

    Brushing of teeth & hair, then a story.

  24. jenny green says:

    Bath story pray and kisses!

  25. Theresa N says:

    Brushing their teeth.

  26. Kelly Ann T. says:

    We say our prayers, read a story and always there are hugs.

  27. Marj M. says:

    I always gave them baths and read a story.

  28. Heather Wone says:

    We read books together every night before bed!

  29. Kaci Harrison says:

    Snack, Shower, Brush teeth, story or small game and asleep. =D

  30. Terra Heck says:

    We discuss the next day’s plans and say prayers together. Thanks.

  31. Sara Wood says:

    My son takes a bath before bed every night.

  32. Stacey B says:

    snugglesgs & kiss before bed

  33. carol says:

    my daughter reads a book to the kids every night

  34. Megan says:

    Bedtime prayers.

  35. Patti Hess says:

    We brush teeth and read a book and say our prayers

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  36. Monique Rizzo says:

    Shower, than book reading than off to slumber land.
    Thanks for the chance.

  37. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Definitely reading a story!

  38. Johni ODell says:

    We do a kiss and a hug and then we say “night night’ to all her stuffed animals

  39. Sarah C says:

    We read, brush teeth, hugs and kisses, then prayers

  40. Jenny says:

    My son has a bath and then we read together

  41. cassandra says:

    all of it

  42. mrsshukra says:

    Reading before bedtime!

  43. Nicole says:

    reading books!

  44. Kristy Thiel says:

    Definitely when we read a story together!

  45. Auri Lae says:

    Our little one is only a few weeks old, but we make a point of spending some down time together as a family cuddling on mom and dad’s bed before putting the baby in the bassinet – he definitely sleeps better afterwards!

  46. Helen Keeler says:

    We read three books and then it’s sleep time.

  47. sandra says:

    my husband has to lay down with them while they settle down

  48. christine jessamine says:

    i make sure I read my daughter a bedtime story

  49. Carla C says:

    Hugs and kisses for everyone in the house

  50. kelley wood says:

    bath, book, bed :)

  51. Karen Gonyea says:

    We read every night after tub time :)

  52. Ashley S says:

    We do 2 stories at night

  53. Gretchen Gerth says:

    Reviewing the day and deciding on the best thing that happened and the yuckiest. I did it with my kids, and now with my grandkids when they stay over night.

  54. Natalie U says:

    It was bath, brush teeth, story then bed
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

  55. Kelly H. says:

    Brushing teeth, kisses and hugs, and goodnight prayers.

  56. Charlene S says:


  57. Lori S says:

    Bath, snacks, and bedtime stories

  58. Stevie says:

    reading a book

  59. Eliza Klinger says:

    We read stories and say prayers!

  60. Rochel S says:

    We always snuggle on the couch and read a book!

  61. Tamar says:

    We read stories and say shema

  62. Di says:

    saying our prayers

  63. Kristen says:

    We always read a story in bed.

  64. shawna says:

    Books and prayers..we always read a couple stories and say our prayers!

  65. Nicole D. says:

    Brush our teeth and read a story.

  66. jen says:

    our story time

  67. Tiffany says:

    Bath time, story time, sing a song time, lights out!

  68. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    read a chapter in a book
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  69. Elece Johnson says:

    Soothing bathe, bedtime stories, and then “Don’t’ let the bed bugs bite” and night light!

  70. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    Brushing teeth and story time!

  71. israel y says:


  72. Ellie W says:

    Reading him a bedtime story. Or two, or five.

  73. Heather R says:

    Reading a bedtime story and brushing out my daughter’s hair before bed

  74. Tanya white says:

    We read before bed

  75. Stacey V says:

    Cuddle time is the best!

  76. Lisa L says:

    Our bedtime routine is long because the kids there’s a lot of water requests, lotion requests and lots of bedtime stories

  77. trixx says:

    Our routine always includes lots of stories. ;)

  78. Andrew L. says:

    We brush teeth and then read a story.

  79. Priscilla Benavides says:

    A Bath and a bed time story!

  80. Laura Proctor Unger says:

    I let my oldest son choose 4 books to read to him every night, and then he chooses one song that I sing to him before he goes to sleep.

  81. Patrice says:

    Reading a bedtime story!

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