Is your child NOT a good sleeper too? Grab your FREE Shadow Puppets Printable for Bedtime Play and the new book, Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy. This post is sponsored by Disney Book Group. All child-wrangling bedtime opinions are my own. May contain commissioned links.
FREE Shadow Puppets Printable for Bedtime Play
We’ve always been blessed with a son who never gave us a problem at bedtime. The perfect sleeper, he spoiled us rotten with early bedtimes and no arguments. So when we found out that we were pregnant with our second child, I knew our daughter was going to be the WORST sleeper ever. And as expected, she’s lived up to her non-sleepy personality.
“Just one more hug?”
“I’m thirsty! Can I have some water?”
“There are monsters in my closet. Can you check?”
“I can’t SLLLLEEEEPPPP!”
Sound familiar? I thought for sure that kindergarten would zonk this 5-year old out. But as always, her stubborn persistence continues.
How are we tackling bedtime with a child that hates to sleep? Our new book from Disney Book Group, Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy, and these FREE Shadow Puppets Printable for Bedtime Play are bringing perspective, laughter and even a few yawns to our bedtime routine. Grab your own printable shadow puppet friends and make bedtime the perfect time to wind down with your kids.
About Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy
Stories have always been a big part of our bedtime routine. And when you add a hilarious book that encourages kids to sleep? This one has obviously made it to the top of our reading pile. The tables have turned when a non-sleepy child gets a talkative stuffed animal at bedtime in Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy.
It is impossible not to crack up while reading this all-dialogue bedtime story by Drew Daywalt, the New York Times #1 best-selling author of The Day the Crayons Quit. Scott Campbell’s expressive illustrations bring home the hilarity. Roderick hates going to bed, and the young boy has become quite resourceful in coming up with ways to delay the dreaded hour when the lights must go out. Roderick’s loving parents–fed up with the distractions and demands that have become his anti-bedtime ritual–decide to get him a stuffed animal to cuddle with and help him wind down. However, Sleepy quickly proves to be a bit high-maintenance. Just when we fear the night may never end, Sleepy’s antics become too exhausting for Roderick to bear.
I love how this book is a great cross between a graphic novel and a fun picture book. Fun for both my 9-year old son and his little sister, it’s a bedtime story they can agree to read together too.
By the time we’re done reading this book for the night, we’re ALL laughing at just how relatable this book is to our current bedtime situation.
FREE Shadow Puppets Printable
My kindergartner is all about hands-on learning lately. And with these FREE Shadow Puppets Printable, inspired by Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy, she can act out the parts and follow along our story with laughter, fun and a little touch of whimsical play.
Perfect for winding down for the evening, these FREE printable shadow puppets are a fun way to jazz up your bedtime story routine.
Grab your FREE Printable Shadow Puppets
I recommend high quality computer paper and/or cardstock for best printing results. Just print out Roderick, Sleepy, and other free shadow puppets printable, attach to a stick of choice (we used paper straws) and grab a flashlight for a theatrical rendition of Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy for bedtime play. Seriously, how cute are these?
Bringing our new favorite bedtime book to life with laughter,
and these fun printable shadow puppets,
we are definitely making our bedtime routine more fun. And maybe, just maybe we have a little girl who’s starting to understand just how important sleep is.
Get your copy of Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy from Disney Books, now available on Amazon. And don’t forget to grab your FREE Shadow Puppets Printable to bring some extra fun to your bedtime routine.
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