Toddler Storytime: Naps

26 May


Kids may despise napping, but when I asked who likes to take naps, every parent raised their hand.  This was a fun storytime to do with the kids – they loved learning the Spanish words for colors and giggled as the toddler in No Nap! Yes Nap! ran away from his mommy.  And not listed on my lesson plan was that during this session we sang “See the Little Bunnies Sleeping” and the kids had me repeating the song at least three times for each class, until I begged to stop and read the next book.  They loved to pretend to be sleeping and then jump up and start hopping!

Opening: “Put Your Hands Up In the Air”

Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Woolly (monkey puppet)

Early Literacy Tip: Reading about things that kids are familiar will help kids to understand that words and physical objects, as well as ideas are connected.

Book 1: Siesta by Ginger Foglesong Guy 

Transition: “Five Little Ducks”
Five little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck called with a
“Quack, quack, quack”
But only four little ducks came swimming back.

Four little ducks…
Three little ducks…
Two little ducks…
One little duck…

Sad mother duck
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
The sad mother duck said
“Quack, quack, quack.”
And the five little ducks came swimming back.

Wiggles: “Icky Sticky Bubblegum” by Carole Peterson
Sticky, sticky, sticky bubble gum
Bubble gum, bubble gum
Sticky sticky sticky bubble gum
Sticking your hands to your feet.
(repeat – fingers to knees, toe to nose, hand to someone else’s hand, foot to foot, head to the floor!)

Book 2: A Nap in a Lap by Sarah Wilson

Transition: “Clap Clap Clap” – Carole Peterson, Sticky Bubble Gum

Book 3: No Nap! Yes Nap! by Margie Palatini

Closing: “Shake My Sillies Out” Puppet Show


One Response to “Toddler Storytime: Naps”

  1. nannygrannie June 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm #


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