I'm a little mortified about posting a video of myself - do I really sound/look like that?!! - but I thought this would be a fun way to share one of our favorite finger plays with all of you! It's a slightly modified version of The Baby Chant from Chants, Finger Plays, & Stories by Bev Bos.
here's the baby (hold up pointer finger)
put the baby in the bed (lay pointer finger across palm of opposite hand)
cover the baby up (wrap fingers around pointer finger)
kiss the baby good night (kiss pointer finger)
uh oh! the baby's out of bed! (open hand and hold pointer finger up)
You can continue by saying, We must have forgotten something! Encourage your child to come up with reasons why the baby keeps getting out of bed... maybe she needs a drink? or a diaper change? As those of you with a little one - especially, one who sleeps on a floor bed! - know, the options are pretty much limitless!