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Toddler Storytime- Goodnight

January 18, 2018

Books:
Pillowland by Laurie Berkner
Babies Can Sleep Anywhere by Lisa Wheeler

Felt Story:  Goodnight Bear (Puppet Show)

Music:
Last Night I had a Dream” by Laurie Berkner
Ten In A Bed” by (we danced with ribbons)

Letter of the Week:
This week we did not learn a new letter, we learned how to say goodnight in baby sign language (ASL) 

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends, hello friends.
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• If You’re Happy and You Know It
• Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Transition Rhyme
Snowman, snowman, turn around.
Snowman, snowman, touch the ground
Snowman, snowman, jump up high.
Snowman, snowman, make the snow fly.
Snowman, snowman, run, run, run.
Snowman, snowman, here’s the sun.
Snowman, snowman, sway, sway, sway.
Snowman, snowman, melt away.

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends.
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends.

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January 18, 2018 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Eat Play Grow: Smart Sleep

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Books

Back to Bed, Ed! by Sebastien Braun
Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep by Barney Saltzberg
Sleepyheads by Sandra J. Howatt, illus. by Joyce Wan
Creak! Said the Bed by Phyllis Root, illus. by Regan Dunnick

Music

“Winter Lullaby” by Laurie Berkner, Rocketship Run

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say hello

Song: Marching Movement Song
We’re marching, marching, marching
We’re marching in a circle
We’re marching, marching, marching
Until it’s time to stop!
We’re jumping, jumping, jumping
We’re jumping in a circle,
We’re jumping, jumping, jumping
Until it’s time to stop!
We’re running . . . tiptoeing

Movement Rhyme: Five in the Bed
There were five in the bed (Hold up five fingers)
And the little one said, “Roll over, roll over!” (Make rolling motion)
So they all rolled over and one fell out. (Hold up one finger & surprised face)
// Count down until
There was one in the bed (Hold up one finger)
And the little one said, “I’ve got it all to myself!” (Spread out arms)

Movement Rhyme: Shoes
I went to bed and tried to go to sleep,
But somebody put running shoes on my feet! (run in place)

Repeat with a variety of different shoes and appropriate actions (ballet, tap, basketball, heavy, sticky, skates, quiet)

Song: Put Your Scarves in the Air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, now set them on your hair
Put your scarves in the air, in the air

Put your scarves on your knees . . . be sure not to sneeze
Put your scarves on your tummy . . . now rub it, nice and yummy
Put your scarves on the floor . . .now pick them up once more

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are

July 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Bear’s Bedtime

Tuesday,  Nov.11th, 2014

Books

Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
When my Baby Dreams by Adele Enersen
Ten in the Bed by Jane Cabrera

Music

Last Night I had a Dream by Laurie Berkner – Whaddaya Think of That?
Wake Up – Dragon Tales

 Activities

Crafts:
We made a seasons wheel

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: Hibernation

Sung to: “Alouette”

Hibernation. Time for Hibernation.
Hibernation. Time to go to sleep.
In the winter where’s the bear? Sleeping in its log or lair.
Where’s the bear? Log or lair. OH!

In the winter where’s the frog? Sleeping by a pond or log.

In the winter where’s the snake? In the mud beneath the lake.

In the winter where’s the bat? In a cave is where its at.

Rhyme: The Bear

Here is a cave, (make a fist)
Inside is a bear. (put a thumb inside fist)
Now he comes out
To get some fresh air. (pop out thumb)

He stays out all summer
In sunshine and heat.
He hunts in the forest
For berries to eat. (move thumb in circle)

When snow starts to fall,
He hurries inside
His warm little cave,
And there he will hide. (put thumb back inside fist)

Snow covers the cave
Like a fluffy white rug.
Inside the bear sleeps
All cozy and snug. (cover fist with other hand)

November 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Counting Sheep

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Books

Can’t Sleep Without Sheep by Susanna Leonard Hill
Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton
One More Sheep by Mij Kelly and Russell Ayto
It’s Raining Pigs and Noodles by Jack Prelutsky

Music

“The Goldfish” by Laurie Berkner
“Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” by Joanie Bartels

Action Rhyme: “Time For Bed”
Time for bed, time for bed (tap watch on wrist)
Fluff up the pillow (pretend to fluff pillow)
Lay down your head (lay head on hands)
Pull up the blanket (sign “blanket”)
Tuck it in tight (hold hands under chin)
Close your eyes (close eyes and tilt head)
And sleep all night (snore)

January 9, 2014 at 3:11 pm Leave a comment

Time To Sleep

Tuesday,  Nov.12 2013

Books
A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na
No Sleep for the Sheep by Karen Beaumont
Goodnight Piggy Wiggy by Christyan and Diane Fox
Time To Sleep by Denise Fleming

Music
“Goodnight” by Laurie Berkner – Victor Vito
“Wimoweh, The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by Laurie Berkner – Whaddaya Think of That?

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Big Yellow Moon
Big yellow moon shines so bright, (Arms above head in circle shape.)
Glides across the starry night, (Arms move from left to right.)
Looks down at me (Hand shades eyes.)
Asleep in bed, (Hands together at side of face.)
Whispers, “Good night, sleepyhead.” (Forefinger in front of mouth.)
Big yellow moon, your turn is done.
(Arms above head move down in front of body.)
Here comes Mr. Morning Sun. (Arms move above head in circle shape.)
I wake up. (Arms stretch out.)
You go to bed. (Hands together at side of face.)
“Sleep well, Moon, you sleepyhead.” (Forefinger in front of mouth.)

Rhyme: Sleeping, Sleeping

Sleeping, sleeping,
All the children are sleeping.
And when they woke up they were…FROGS!

Continue rhyme with other animals…ELEPHANTS, RABBITS & MICE!

November 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Tuesday July 10, 2012

Books
Leo the Lightning Bug by Eric Drachman
Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na
Night Lights by Susan Gal

Music
Dream Big by Roger Day
Victor Vito by Laurie Berkner “Good Night

Songs, Fingerplays & Rhymes
Open, shut them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

Insect song:{Sung to: “The Wheels on the Bus“}
The firefly at night goes blink ,blink ,blink
Blink ,blink, blink, blink, blink ,blink
The firefly at night goes blink ,blink ,blink
All around the town

Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side – Hold hands at side
Then behind my back they hide - Put hands behind back
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so – Wiggle your fingers
Shake them fast, shake them slow - Shake fingers fast and slow
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap – Clap hands
Then I rest them in my lap – Rest hands in lap
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

July 10, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment


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