A FUN INTRO TO CHORES
Pajama Pets are fun stuffed animals who help teach kids one of their first chores: putting away their pajamas and making their beds!
Organization and cleanliness have proven positive effects like reduced stress, better sleep & ability to focus. Teaching our kids tidyness habits can help them combat anxiety and grow into positive adults.
HOW PAJAMA PETS WORK
Creating a fun and memorable routine can help encourage children to complete their daily chores.
1. STUFF YOUR PAJAMA PET
Each morning after waking, flip over your Pajama Pet, unzip his belly, and stuff in your PJs that you wore to bed.
2. MAKE YOUR BED
This stuffed animal needs a comfortable place to rest all day! Please make sure to make your bed!
3. PLACE YOUR PAJAMA PET ON THE BED
Your Pajama Pet will guard your room until you return!
4. AT NIGHT, GET OUT YOUR PJs!
After a day of activities it's time for bed! Put your dirty clothes in the hamper and get out your PJs from inside your Pajama Pet! Good night, sleep tight!
*Tip for Parents! Good habits require repetition. In the beginning weeks it is helpful to be with your child during chore time to encourage and help teach them how to make their beds and stuff their pets.
Recommended for ages 2+
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GRANDMA SAYS "MAKE YOUR BED!"
Grandma Qualls hand-sewed the first Pajama Pet in 1976. Her granddaughter Kim never forgot that unique gift from Grandma or the lasting lesson to always make her bed and put away her PJs. More than 40 years later, in a complex & technologically-advanced time, could a simple and sweet stuffed animal make an impression? We say yes! This everyday companion is an answer to teaching a child the simple concept of organization in a fun and unique way.
Pictured: Kim's Mother (Connie), Kim & her Grandma Qualls.
A note from the co-founder
My oldest daughter is strong-willed, and struggles to follow directions. So I was excited to introduce her to her first Pajama Pets animal, Topsy Turvy Turtle. Every morning my husband and I instruct her to put her pajamas in her turtle and make the bed. Sometimes she does NOT want to do it. But we encourage anyway. Because of her more "intense" nature we try to be diligent in creating structure for her.
Each morning she stuffs her pajama pet, pulls up the bed sheets, helps us lift the pillows into place, and she finds a special spot for her pet turtle on the bed. We've noticed that she is starting to follow other directions as well - she doesn't run away from me (as much) when its time to brush her hair and her teeth or clean up her toys.
Being a new mom, I haven't always felt confident in my skills. Parenting is no joke! But as I see my first born gain more self control from our morning ritual I am thankful that my friend Kim asked me to join her in bringing Pajama Pets to life. What's also great is that my youngest daughter (pictured here) is already taking an interest in this morning ritual. And so the cycle continues! I am hopeful that our Pajama Pets can help you and your little ones too.