My Bedtime Routine Book
- Learning Goals: Managing bedtime, listening to rules, literacy, responsibility
- Pictures from magazines or photographs of your child
- Index cards or paper
- Glue, tape or stapler
- Hole punch
- Notebook ring or yarn or string
- Crayons or markers
Cut out pictures from magazines or use photos of your own child to create a Bedtime Routine Book. You could even make simple drawings of different things children to do get ready for bed, like:
- Put toys away
- Put on PJs
- Brush teeth
- Wash face and hands
- Read a story together
- Talk about your day
- Say prayers
- Kiss goodnight
Together you can make a book about your child’s bedtime routine using the pictures. Paste or tape one picture of a routine to each index card or piece of paper. You child can color the card, and you can add words as well.
Punch a hole in the corner of each of the cards so they can be held together with a notebook ring or yarn or string to make this your child’s own personalized Bedtime Book.
Bedtime can be especially hard for young children because it means being separated from the ones they love. If going to bed is difficult for your child, it might be comforting to have something of yours to keep through the night, like a glove or a small scarf. Those personal things can help your child feel connected with you, even though you're not right there.
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