How To Teach Super Simple Songs

How To Teach Good Night Sleep Tight

Caitie is sharing helpful tips for learning in the classroom or at home using the song Good Night Sleep Tight from Super Simple Songs! She sings the song and shows us gestures for the key vocabulary words, too! This a great song to add to your bedtime routine to unwind before sleep.

Try these ideas in the classroom or at home!

  • Try singing this song without the music. Having a sweet lullaby song that you can start singing at any time is a great tool to help little ones rest no matter where you are.
  • Singing or listening to a lullaby song is a wonderful part of a bedtime routine. Try adding this song to yours! You can play the song on streaming services, or watch the video as a sweet bonding activity before bed.
  • If you enjoy having a song as a part of your bedtime routine, try having a few different ones on rotation that your little one can choose from. Each night they can choose the song they’d like to listen to or sing before bed. Giving children a choice can help them feel in control and could lead to greater cooperation during tricky moments like bedtime.
  • This song is filled with lovely things to tell someone before bed. Things like “I love you” and “dream of stars and moon beans”. In the classroom, try asking your students if they can think of other nice things you could tell someone before bed to help them feel comfortable. They might come up with some interesting answers, and it will encourage them to use their empathic imagination.
  • This song also features many rhyming words. For a quiet activity you can do with older students, try printing out the lyrics to the song, one printout for each student. Then encourage them to circle all the rhyming words they can find, circling the words that rhyme together with the same color pencil crayon. You can play the song in the background as they work, or play the song afterward to check their work as a group. It’s a great quiet activity and can really reset the energy in the classroom to a more calming vibe, or just gives you a little moment when you need it. You can find the lyrics to the song here.