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Bedtime Stories/Cuentos Para Dormir
Submitted by: Nancy, Aldine
Audience
• Bi-lingual
Books
Good Night Dora!/?Buenas Noches Dora! (Lift the Flap Book) by:Christine Ricci
As Dora the Explorer and her friend Boots head home before bedtime, they hear many animal sounds and say goodnight to all their friends.
Good Night Moon/Buenas Noches Luna by:Margaret Wise Brown
A parent and child?s routine of saying goodnight to all of the objects in the room before bedtime.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?/?C?mo Dan Las Buenas Noches Los Dinosaurios? by:Jane Yolen
Do dinosaurs make a fuss when it is bedtime? See how they say goodnight to their mommies and daddies.
Maisy Goes to Bed/Maisy Va a la Cama (Lift a Flap Book) by:Lucy Cousins
Join Maisy for her bedtime routine of getting a drink, brushing her teeth, washing her hands, and putting on her pajamas.
The Very Noisy Night/?Que Noche Mas Ruidosa! by:Diana Hendry
Little Mouse keeps big mouse awake because he is frightened by all the scary sounds he hears at night.
Songs
Buenos D?as (Tune: Fr?re Jacques)
Buenos D?as, Buenos D?as
?C?mo est?s? ?C?mo est?s?
Muy bien gracias, muy bien gracias
?Y usted? ?Y usted?
Good Morning (Tune: Fr?re Jacques)
Good Morning, Good Morning
How are you? How are you?
Very well thank you. Very well thank you.
And you? And you?
Goodnight, Moon (Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)
(From: Spanish Piggyback Songs by Sonya Kranwinkel 1995)

Luna, luna, goodnight, moon,
Keep on shining up above.
Shine your light down on me,
Every night, so I can see.
Luna, luna, goodnight, moon,
Keep on shining up above.
Say Goodnight (Tune: Fr?re Jacques)
(From: Spanish Piggyback Songs by Sonja Kranwinkel 1995)

Buenas noches,
Goodnight.
Stars are bright,
Stars are bright.
Cierra los ojos,
Close your eyes.
Buenas noches,
Say goodnight
Estrellita, Estrellita (translation of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star by Paola Ferate-Soto)
Estrellita, Estrellita
Me pregunto como est?s
Sobre el mundo, muy arriba
Como un diamante que brilla
Estrellita, Estrellita
Me pregunto como est?s
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
Craft
Mouse Paper Bag Puppet Materials Needed: Brown paper lunch sacks Brown and Brown Construction Paper (ears) Black Construction Paper (whiskers) Large Wiggle Eyes Medium-Size Pink Pom-poms
Notes
I and my Spanish-speaking partner take turns reading page for page (Spanish then English) each story. Be aware that hearing each story twice (Spanish/English) can be challenging for younger children. Consequently, four or five books may be all that can be read for each story session depending on the average age of your audience.