Do you mean "make a big deal" like celebrating or rewarding when they DO nap? In order to try to "encourage" napping when a child begins to give up naps? No.
I was surprised that my oldest transitioned out of napping when she did, because it seemed so early. She was not yet 3. But I followed her lead once it became clear that she just wasn't falling asleep at naptime! During that transition time, she did occasionally end up napping but I didn't try to "reinforce" it by making a big deal, rewarding it, or trying to influence her to nap daily based on my response when she DID happen to nap.
Same with my younger two, who are twins. They both began to demonstrate that they really didn't need an afternoon nap, anymore at age two as well, but earlier than their sister had. I went with it.
My kids do have a natural rhythm to their daily activity. They have thoughtful periods of quiet play, listen to audiobooks, work puzzles, etc.
at 8:08 AM on Jan. 27, 2013