"I don't want to go to bed" by Julie Sykes how familiar is that phrase to us parents ! This is the story of a baby tiger who doesn't want to go to sleep. So mummy tiger loses her cool calm exterior ! one night at bed time and says," fine stay up all night - see if I care". So baby tiger goes off to play in the dark forest, finding on his way that all his friends have gone to bed... Then he goes home and falls asleep.
"I don't want to go to Bed by Julie Sykes"
This book is incredibly and full of repetition which some parents may find frustrating but really I don't see a problem in this at all. As for young one it helps them with structure and can easily be adapted in activities that they might do at school or even at home. One such activity that my son did at school can easily be done at home with a little patience and the most basic of drawing skills ! Honest ! Such activities as this will work in harmony with what they are doing at school, What I going to show you is typical of what a year one child might do. This activity helps children with their writing skills and how to order a story.
"I don't want to go to bed" Writing activity incorporating ordering skills.
When my son did this he was in the lowest ability group I did this work all the time with him at Infant School and Junior school and he is now int the top set in year 9 and predicted an A *. So never despair with the right love, support and understanding anyone can make it. You could also make your own story sack around this book :
I Don't Want To Go To Bed Story and CD
Jungle Animal Puppets
Materials to Sew Own Pillows - material and stuffing (Use sewing machine)
Pillowcases, fabric paint and stampers for decorating
Felt jungle animals for sewing onto pillow
Plastic Jungle Animals
Paper bags, scissors, construction paper, glue, wool, googly eyes, and pompoms to create paper bag jungle puppets
Paper and animal stamps.
For the daytime why not use a potato with the animal carved into it ( obviously do this for the child )
Extended Activities: You can turn it into pyjama party. You can make your own little play up! I was inspired by the story sack ideas from here when don't you try some of the others out.
There are so many possibilities to what activities you can do with this story and what you can put in your story sack you are only limited by your imagination.At the moment this book is super cheap on Amazon at only £3.74 !. (Disclosure I haven't been ask to write about this as I work in a school I though it would be nice to share my ideas and experiences !)