Even though we have Infant Storytime early in the morning, it’s still never too early to share bedtime books.
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
BOUNCE: Roly Poly*
Little Sleepyhead by Elizabeth McPike and Patrice Barton
MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
5 in the Bed
Template and song taken from Making Learning Fun
There were five in the bed,
and the little one said,
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
So all the others climbed back into bed.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
And everyone drifted off to sleep.
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*
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
Flannelboard pattern taken from Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra.
and doesn’t know where to find them.
Leave them alone,
And they’ll come home
Wagging their tails behind them.
Wild! Bedtime by Courtney Dicmas
MOVEMENT: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
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