Storytime: Sleep

DOOR 2 DOOR STORYTIME

EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILLS:  Phonological Awareness & Narrative Skill

BOOKS TO DISPLAY

Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue
The Napping House by Audrey Wood
A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na
Nap Time for Kitty
by Michael Dahl
No Sleep for the Sheep
by Karen Beaumont
Creak, Said the Bed!
by Phyllis Root
One Drowsy Dragon
by Ethan Long
Hibernation Station
by Michelle Meadows
Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown
Goodnight iPad
by Ann Droyd
Dinosaur vs. Bedtime 
by Bob Shea
Time to Sleep
by Denise Fleming
Bear Snores on 
by Karma Wilson
Groundhog Stays Up Late
by Margaret Cuyler
Old Bear
by Kevin Henkes
Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy
by Denise Fleming

BASIC TIMELINE

  1. Intro
  2. Hello Song
  3. Read-a-Loud Book
  4. Finger Puppet Rhyme
  5. Read-a-Loud Book
  6. Flannelboard
  7. Action Rhyme
  8. Read-a-Loud Book
  9. ASL Goodbye Song
  10. Craft

READ-A-LOUD BOOKS

Sleep Storytime

Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems
Back to Bed, Ed by Sebastien Braun
Llama, Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

ACTIVITIES

Finger Puppet Rhyme: “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” (via Storytime Katie)
Little leaves falling down (flutter fingers like falling leaves)
Red and yellow, orange and brown
Whirling, twirling, round and round (twirl hands in circles)
Falling softly to the ground (flutter fingers to floor)

Flannelboard: Ten in the Bed (via Daddy Ross Preschool)
There were ten in the bed
and the little one said, “Roll over, roll over”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
There were nine in the bed
and the little one said, “Roll over, roll over”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
There were eight in the bed
and the little one said, “Roll over, roll over”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
There were seven in the bed
and the little one said, “Roll over, roll over”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
There were six in the bed
and the little one said, “Roll over, roll over”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
There were five in the bed
and the little one said, “Roll over, roll over”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
There were four in the bed
and the little one said, “Roll over, roll over”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
There were three in the bed
and the little one said, “Roll over, roll over”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
There were two in the bed

and the little one said, “Roll over, roll over”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
There was one in the bed
and the little one said, “I’m lonely”

Action Rhyme: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (via Perry Public Library)
Twinkle, twinkle little star (lift hands and open and close),
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high (wave arms back and forth),
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little star (lift hands and open and close),
How I wonder what you are.

CRAFT: Good Night Moon and Stars!

Sleep Storytime Craft

This was the craft I came up with, before I discovered the former Children’s Librarian had put together the crafts for the last few storytime sessions she’d planned before resigning. To put together my prototype, I created a series of templates and used colored construction paper and scrapbook paper to make all the pieces.

REVIEW:

This was my first official storytime as the new Children’s Librarian. The storytime sessions were somewhat awkward and disjointed due to the presence of last-minute guest storytellers, the inclusion of a a local author’s book that did not fit within the storytime theme, and the fact that I was a newbie without ties to the audience. All I can say is this was a great opportunity to learn how to be flexible and roll with the punches.

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