Bedtime – Toddlers

IntroductionPut Your Little Foot By Miss Carole
BookGo Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley
Nursery RhymeTwinkle Twinkle Little Star
BookSnuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton
ASLWe learned the sign for Sleep!    
Weekly RhymeThis is Big, Big, Big
This is big, big, big.
This is small, small, small.
This is short, short, short.
This is tall, tall, tall.
This is fast, fast, fast.
This is slow, slow, slow.
This is yes, yes, yes.
This is no, no, no.
Source: Melissa Depper, a children’s librarian in the Denver metro area

We do it twice. Once with our traditional hand movements and second time with ASL.
Action RhymeHop a Little, Jump a Little
Hop a little, jump a little, one, two three!
Run a little, skip a little, tap one knee!
Bend a little, stretch a little, nod your head!
Yawn a  little, sleep a little, in your bed!
Source: King County Library System
Action RhymeTeddy Bear, Teddy Bear (with teddy bears die-cuts)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, reach up high,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the sky,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, bend down low,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your toes,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, go to bed,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, rest your head,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn out the lights,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, say “good night”.
Group ActivityJumping on the bed by Asheba
I busted out the parachute and a bin of teddy bears.
The kids had to make the teddy bears jump on the bed!
Cool DownABCs, Count to 10
Goodbye SongSay Goodbye by Miss Carole
The inspiration came from Door 2 Door Librarian, but I found it on Pinterest.

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