Bedtime in the Big City
The sun is down and night has fallen.
All across the city, bedtime is callin'.
Time to cuddle up, warm on a lap,
Time to listen to a book, and learn and laugh.
Nia's a newborn with her very first book.
Bold black and white pictures help her to look.
Tia, at two months can hold up her head.
She coos as she listens before going to bed.
Frida, now four months can reach out and pat.
She smiles and gurgles at the silly blue cat.
Six month-old Leo loves to babble at babes,
Puppies and faces are what his six-month brain craves.
At eight months Evan is starting to point,
just like Gram does to the big pig - oink! oink!
Dropping the book is fun for Ernesto,
when it hits with a thunk! he and mama say UT-OH!
Toddlers Trey and Tomika just can't seem to take turns
at turning the pages and trying to say words.
Eighteen-month Abdul has started to chatter,
his parents are so proud - what he says doesn't matter!
Again, again! Nico says at the end
of his new favorite book, The Little Red Hen.
Zack has a stack of books he wants read.
Mom will make him choose two before he gets into bed.
Petra pretends to read the whole tale,
about Jack and Jill and a hill and a pail.
What can YOU do today with a book, on a lap?
You can cuddle and learn and ask questions and laugh!