Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Bedtime Stories- Library

This is a new version of our Bedtime Stories, aka Pajama Storytime,  I started this family storytime last year as a way to provide working parents a chance to bring their little ones to storytime. Because of schedules and other programs, I was offering it only once a month, which I know is not ideal to keep the momentum going and to creature routines with the kids. So this fall I will offer it every Tuesday along with my regular storytimes.  I will do a combination of my Crawlers/Totally Tots storytimes themes with some "bedtime books".  The routines will be a bit different, like no bubbles ( no parent wants bubbles before bedtime) instead we will listen to lullabies while watching the stars circling our ceiling.  I will also use our TumbleBooks subscription to show a short book. So this first week we read


No Nap! Yes Nap!  by Margie Palatini
Time for Bed, Fred by Yasmeen Ismail

We watched

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown 

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!

Twinkle Here and There
Twinkle standing up ( wiggle fingers)
twinkle sitting down (sit while wiggling fingers)
twinkle while you're hoping
around and around and around
twinkle at the ceiling (wiggle fingers high)
twinkle at the door (wiggle fingers towards door)
twinkle at each other (wiggle fingers at each other)
and twinkle on the floor (sit and wiggle fingers)

Goodbye song-  We Wave Goodbye Like This
We wave goodbye like this,
We wave goodbye like this,
to all our friends.
We clap our hands like this,
We clap our hands like this,
with all our friends.
Story time has ended.