We got nice and snuggly with this sleepy storytime!
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
MOVEMENT: “Clap Your Hands, Clap Your Hands” from Tickles and Tunes by Kathy Reid-Naiman
MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*
Bedtime Bunnies by Wendy Watson
MOVEMENT: “Reach for the Ceiling” from Toddlers on Parade 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.
MOVEMENT: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: Grandma’s Spectacles*
Tuck Me In! by Dean Hacohen & Sherry Scharschmidt
MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass
“Four Beds” from Baby’s First-Word Stories: Nighttime
MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Book: No Bed Without Ted by Nicola Smee
Book: Brownie and Pearl Hit the Hay by Cynthia Rylant, pictures by Brian Biggs
Book: I’m Not Sleepy! by Jonathan Allen
Book: Dinosaur vs. Bedtime by Bob Shea
Flannelboard: 10 Teddy Bears (for counting song)
Flannelboard: 10 Teddy Bears Sleeping in the Bed
Other Ideas from my https://jeninthelibrary.com/2012/11/10/bedtime-storybox/
HOW IT WENT:
Sleep is a fun theme. And there are so many great books for toddlers on the topic!
ATTENDANCE: 10 am: 40 people 11 am: 40 people
* For these songs, please see my Storytime Movements & Music page