So do toddlers keep themselves awake when they learn new skills? My 2 year old when we put her to bed (8pm lights out) stays up for hours lately singing, flipping through books, talking to her teddies. Seriously, I have gone to bed before her twice this last week. She seems well rested in the morning (she's been falling asleep between 10/11 and waking between 7/8). Agghh. At least she is playing happily on her own, this would be a much different post if she was whining and crying. Should I push her to fall asleep earlier, or will she grow out of this. I think she's been practicing her singing since she is really starting to get a hang of the lyrics of her favourite songs.