Baby Storytime: Another Bedtime

One day I will be brave enough to wear my pajamas to bedtime storytime. Today was not that day!

OPENING SONG: Hello Song*

OPENING FINGERPLAY: Open Them Shut Them*

BOOK: Pajama Time by BOYNTON
We read this to our girls about a thousand times.

FINGERPLAY: Five Little Monkeys
Always a hit.

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped her head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!:”

Four little monkeys…

BOUNCE: I’m a Little Cuckoo Clock!
No more jumping, babies! The clock says it’s time for bed! Rock babies gently back and forth on your lap as you say the verse. Then lift them up in the air for each “Cuckoo!”

Tick tock, tick tock
I’m a little cuckoo clock
Tick tock, tick tock
It’s one o’clock!
CUCKOO!

Tick tock, tick tock
I’m a little cuckoo clock
Tick tock, tick tock
It’s two o’clock!
CUCKOO! CUCKOO!

ACTION SONG: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

FLANNEL SONG: A Hunting We Will Go*
Today we used bear/chair,

BOOK: Yawn by SIMES
If this were oversize, it would be even better for storytime!

ACTION SONG: This Is the Way We Yawn & Stretch
Sing to Mulberry Bush.

This is the way we yawn and stretch,
Yawn and stretch, yawn and stretch.
This is the way we yawn and stretch,
On our way to bed.

This is the way we take a bath…
This is the way we read a book…
This is the way we hug and kiss…
This is the way we close our eyes…

LITERACY TIP: Talking
When we talk about the sequence of our days with our children, they have a chance to hear vocabulary words in context and begin to learn how to put events in order…both skills that help with comprehension when they are readers.

FINGERPLAY: Here Is a Baby
I just learned this from the Harris County Public Library storytime pages. I love having another very simple fingerplay for my 1 year olds!

Here is a baby ready for a nap
Hold up index finger

Lay her down in her mother’s lap
Place index finger in palm of other hand

Cover her up so she won’t peek
Curl fingers of other hand around index finger

Rock her till she’s fast asleep.
Swing hands gently together.

ACTION RHYME: This is Big Big Big*

CLOSING SONG: Sneeze Game*

*Check out the My Baby Storytime page for the words and/or citations for these weekly activities!

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One Response to Baby Storytime: Another Bedtime

  1. Dylan says:

    Wonderful! Mym baby love it so much! Thank you.

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