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Sweet Dream Stories
Submitted by: Nancy, Aldine
Audience
• Toddler
Books
Sweet Dreams, Maisy by:Lucy Cousins
After a busy day, Maisy and her friend get ready for bed.
The Going to Bed Book by:Sandra Boynton
An ark full of animals watch the sun go down and then prepare for bed time.
Goodnight Goodnight Sleepyhead by:Ruth Krauss
A child says good night to everything around her.
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by:Eileen Christelow
Five mischievous little monkeys get ready for bed.
Goodnight Moon by:Margaret Wise Brown
Little rabbit prepares for bed by wishing goodnight to everything he sees.
Songs
Hello Song
Hello everybody!
How are you?
How are you?
How are you?

Hello (child?s name)!
How are you?
I?m glad to see you today!

(Repeat until all children are greeted)
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Turn around.(Spin around once)

Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Touch the ground.(Bend your knees, touch floor)

Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Touch your toes.(Bend, touch toes)

Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Touch your nose.(Touch nose)

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Show your shoes.(Lift foot, Point to shoe)

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
That will do!(Bow dramatically)
Shake Your Sillies Out
I?m gonna shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
And wiggle, my waggles away

I?m gonna clap, clap, clap my crazies out
Clap, clap, clap my crazies out
Clap, clap, clap my crazies out
And wiggle, my waggles away.

I?m gonna jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
Jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
Jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
And wiggle, my waggles away

I?m gonna shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
And wiggle, my waggles away
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.

Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Itsy bitsy spider
went up the water spout.
Down came the rain and
washed the spider out.

Out came the sun and
dried up all the rain and
the itsy bitsy spider went
went up the spout again.
Notes
I greet children with my two-handed bear puppet and sing "hello" to them one by one. We always finish our story times by singing the ABC song under our parachute after we play "Ring-a-round the Rosey" with it.