Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bedtime Time

This fall I have started several new programs "Bedtime Stories" and "Bilingual Story Time Los Cuentos".  Tonight I was worried that no one was going to show up with the cold weather but to my surprise and delight 19 kids and parents showed up! Yay! This is our routine

Opening Song
Everybody say one, story time has just began
Everybody say two, shake your shoulders show your shoes
Everybody say three, listen very carefully
Everybody say four, and put your bottoms on the floor

A wiggle, wiggle here
A wiggle, wiggle there.
Wiggle your hands up in the air
Wiggle our shoulders and wiggle your hips,
Wiggle your knees and move your lips,
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
And wiggle and bend
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle,
And this is the end!

Our first book was When the World is Ready for Bed by Gillian Shields
I am trying to different rhymes and action rhymes for this group, this month we used
Going to Bed
This little child is going to bed (point to self)
Down on the pillow he lays his head (rest head on hands)
He wraps himself in a blanket tight (hug yourself)
And this is the way he sleeps all night (snore)
Credit: Best Kids Book Site

Our next book was Going to Bed by Mem Fox
I created flannel pieces using an ARC copy and the text from the book- I cut it a bit short to make sure we would stay engaged.  Kids love having a chance to bring a flannel piece to the board. 
Our next rhyme was Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Our last book was Good Night Pillow Fight by Sally Cook
I have also been using our Tumble books subscription, this month we watched “Down by the bay” and “Duck Rabbit”
We end the night with soft lullabies and our start machine projecting on our ceiling .  I wave goodbye to the kids singing our closing song
Goodnight to you. Goodnight to me.
Now close your eyes and go to sleep.
Sleep tight.
Sweet dreams tonight.