Bedtime – Infant Storytime

Even though we have Infant Storytime early in the morning, it’s still never too early to share bedtime books.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: Roly Poly*

BOOK:

Little Sleepyhead
 by Elizabeth McPike and Patrice Barton

MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

FLANNELBOARD:
5 in the Bed
5 in the Bed Flannelboard cropped logo
Template and song taken from Making Learning Fun

There were five in the bed,
and the little one said,
“It’s crowded!
Roll Over!”
So they all rolled over
And one fell out.

How many were in the bed now?
That’s right!   4!
There were four in the bed…

**Continue counting down until…

There was one in the bed
and the little one said

“I’m Lonely!”
So all the others climbed back into bed.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
And everyone drifted off to sleep.
Goodnight!

BOUNCE: “Smooth Road to London Town” from A Smooth Road to London Town: Songs from the Parent-Child Mother goose Program by Kathy Reid-Naiman. 

MOVEMENT: Patty Cake*

BOOK:

The Going to Bed Book
 by Sandra Boynton
(I used the larger Lap Sized board book so that everyone could see the pictures.)

TICKLE: These are Baby’s Fingers*

SONG: “Babies Little Self” from the album Here I Am! by Caspar Babypants

NURSERY RHYME FLANNELBOARD:
Little Bo Peep
Little Bo Peep Flannelboard 1 Little Bo Peep Flannelboard 2
Flannelboard pattern taken from Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra.

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep
and doesn’t know where to find them.
Leave them alone,
And they’ll come home
Wagging their tails behind them.
Recite the rhyme once, then ask the children if they can find Little Bo Peep’s sheep.  Lift up the bushes to reveal the sheep, and then recite the rhyme once more.
BOOK:

Wild! Bedtime by Courtney Dicmas
MOVEMENT: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 3 from Walt Disney

MOVEMENT: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Tuck Me In by Hacohen 
Book: Tuck Me In! by Dean Hacohen & Sherry Scharschmidt
Book: Sleepy Kittens by Jill and Martin Leman
Book: Goodnight, My Duckling by Nancy Tafuri

HOW IT WENT:
When I saw the book Little Sleepyhead, I knew I wanted to incorporate it into an infant storytime.  I think it worked pretty well!  Since The Going to Bed Book was so short, I’m glad I had Wild! Bedtime to use as an additional story.  I always feel like we do so much in Infant storytime, yet it still feels hard to fill up 20 minutes!

ATTENDANCE: 25 people

* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music

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