This week I recycled a great theme- bedtime. This is a fantastic theme because everyone goes to bed so it lends itself to a great discussion about what bedtime means. Additionally, there are tons of books for kids about this topic and there are so many awesome books about bedtime.
We began with Dinosaur vs. Bedtime by Bob Shea.
This book circulates really well at my library and so it was no surprise that the kids really enjoyed hearing it. For me the best part was hearing all of their very scary ROARS as we read through the book.
Next we read What’s Under The Bed? by Joe Fenton.
I really like this book but knew it was a bit on the scary side for the younger ones in my group so I read it as nice as possible, if that makes any sense. One kid in the group was very brave and announced that he was not frightened, even if there was something under the bed which I think made everyone else feel a bit braver too.
The third book we read this week was Good Night Mr. Night by Dan Yaccarino.
We really needed to read a calming and peaceful story after the first two and this book was perfect. It really calmed everyone down and brought us back together.
We finished with the newest Caldecott winner, A House In The Night by Susan Marie Swanson, illustrated by Beth Krommes.
I am a huge champion of this book and was so happy that it won this year! It is such a beautiful story making it a perfect finish for storytime.
For craft this week, we decorated pajamas.
Since gluing has been such a hit lately, I continued on that track with this craft. It went over really well. Mine is the one on the left. You can tell I was a bit more artistic with the use of crayons. Most of the children opted to skip the crayons and just get crazy with the gluing, which resulted in an awesome result!