It’s nap time and you want a quiet activity to transition your little one from play to nap. This gentle rhyme signals to your child that it is time to settle in for sleep. Do the fingerplay a few times, and then have more fun (quiet fun) with it on a larger scale. Pick up your child, put her on your lap, cover her up and rock her.
This is a baby, ready for a nap. (hold up one finger)
Lay her down in her mother’s lap. (put in palm of other hand)
Cover her up, so she won’t peep. (wrap fingers around finger)
Rock her till she’s fast asleep. (rock hands back and forth)