Story Time

Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
• Toddler • Pre-school
Time to Say Goodnight by:Sally Lloyd-Jones
In the same way that baby animals stop whatever they are doing and close their eyes for the night, so a child must finally go to sleep when bedtime comes.
Goodnight Moon by:Margaret Wise Brown
Goodnight to each of the objects in the great green room: goodnight chairs, goodnight comb, goodnight air.
The Big Yawn by:Keith Faulkner
Increasingly larger animals, from a little bug to a terrible tiger, open their mouths in yawns before closing their eyes to go to sleep.
Shhhhh! Everybody's Sleeping by:Julie Markes
A young child is encouraged to go to sleep by the thought of everyone else sleeping, from teacher to baker to postman.
Goodnight Lulu by:Paulette Bogan
When her mother tucks her in for the night, Lulu the chicken worries what would happen if a bear or a tiger or an alligator should come in during the night.
Counting Kisses by:Karen Katz
How many kisses does a tired baby need to change her from crying into sleeping?
How do Dinosaurs say Goodnight? by:Jane Yolen
Mother and child ponder the different ways a dinosaur can say goodnight, from slamming his tail and pouting to giving a big hug and kiss.
Fairy dreams [sound recording] : magical lullabies.
Fairy Dreams Winter light -- Hush, little baby -- I bid you goodnight -- Dream a beautiful dream -- All the world is sleeping -- Go away, little fairies -- Lullaby -- Moon and me -- There, there, hush awhile -- Hush-a-bye -- Sleep, baby, sleep.
Ten in Bed
There were ten in bed
(hold up two hands, fingers extended, palms facing out)

And the little one said,

Roll over, Roll Over!
(wiggle one of the little fingers)

So they all rolled over
And One fell out
(make hands into fists and roll them)

There were nine in bed
(hold up two hands, 9 fingers extended, palms facing out)

Continue until...

There was one in bed,
and the little one said
Good Night!
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

Wee Willie Winkie
Wee Willie Winkie

Runs through the town,

Upstairs and downstairs

In his nightgown.

Rapping at the windows,

Crying through the lock,

"Are the children all in bed?

For it's now eight o'clock
I normally have craftime after my programs. However, I think that this theme provides a wonderful opportunity for milk and cookies!