Our Going to Bed Book

Being able to read or listen to a story requires a lot more than saying or listening to words on a page.  Reading/listening to a story in a meaningful way, requires something much more…..comprehension.  In short, reading comprehension is being able to make meaning of text.  One very important strategy for helping to develop reading comprehension is by making connections between the text (story) & self (your tot) so when you read stories together make an effort to point out or ask questions based on similarities or differences between the story line and your tot’s life.  And…… when you get the opportunity, make your own story books starring your tot and your family!  Your child will love to read these stories independently (and will be able to read them, because the link between the text and self is so strong).

 

On alternating Fridays I blog about the final activity of our current theme 

 

This week’s Theme:Bedtime

Activity Description: Make a personalized going to bed book describing your bedtime routine

This Activity’s Main Area of  Development: Language, creative, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, social, emotional

O&M’s Ages (at the time of posting this): 2 years + 5 months

 

Lets get started!

  • Plan out your going to bed book! (Brainstorm with your little one)

Here’s what we came up with:

  1. Have a bath
  2. Put on our PJ’s
  3. Brush our hair
  4. Brush our teeth
  5. Read a story
  6. Kiss good-night
  7. Get tucked in & sing a lullaby
  8. Have sweet dreams!
  • Take pictures for your going to bed book! 
We have a bath!

We have a bath!

We put on our pyjamas.

We put on our pyjamas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We brush our hair.

We brush our hair.

We brush our teeth.

We brush our teeth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We read a story with Mommy.

We read a story with Mommy.

We give a good-night kiss!

We give a good-night kiss!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We get tucked in.

We get tucked in under our covers.

We get cozy in our beds.

We get cozy in our beds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M fast asleep!

M fast asleep!

O fast asleep!

O fast asleep!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Make/find a book template and insert your pictures!  (The template below is included in the Leaping Lilies curriculum) 

O&M Going to bed book_Page_5O&M Going to bed book_Page_1

 

 

 

 

 

O&M Going to bed book_Page_2

 

O&M Going to bed book_Page_3

 

 

 

 

 

 

O&M Going to bed book_Page_4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Enjoy reading your Going to Bed Book for months/years to come!  (We have made a few books together that we enjoy reading over and over)

Click here to see another post about making a personalized book

Click here to see a post about how to read stories to young children

 

P.S….this has recently become a part of our bedtime routine!!!  Anybody else have to do this??

Bedtime Band-aids on non-existent boo-boos!

Bedtime band-aids on non-existent boo-boos!

 Have a great weekend, we’ll see you on Monday with a new theme and lots more fun learning!

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *