Toddler Sleepy-Time Script

___________(child's name) Do you like fairies? ............This is a story about a fairy! .............Think of the prettiest fairy you can imagine!..................Can you see her? .............She is so pretty! .........She is verrrrrry small and has pink wings and a pretty pink dress on! ..............(PAUSE)............And...... she has a magic wand!............Can you see her magic wand?................Good!......................She helps people with her magic wand!......................She wants to help *you!*.............what would you like her to do wither magic wand for you now?..................

Think about it............Can she bring you something that you have always wanted?...............Good!..........Ask her nicely to bring you what you want the most...........(PAUSE)...........See her coming to you with it...........Here she comes...........and now she is giving to you what you want the most........Good...............how wonderful..............what a nice fairy!..................

Now,_____________(child's name)..........See the nice fairy flying around.............as you float on your soft fluffy cloud with ___________(doll, blankie)...............She has the cutest little pink shoes on her feet!..............This beautiful fairy really likes you.................and the best thing about her is that the more she flies around, the happier you feel..............and.............the sleepier you get!.................... It's magic!.................

Where is she going now?................Flying around....................and the more she flies around..........the sleepier you get........Wow! That's soooo neat..........(cool, nice, whatever words you usually use)..............

She wants to be your friend and give you another gift!.................She flies all around a beautiful garden, now, looking for the prettiest flower, just for you!.......................There are pink flowers.........................and blue flowers............and white flowers..............even some purple ones......................Which color flower would you like her to bring you?......................Oh, that is such a nice color!......................... Look........she's bringing you a pretty flower, just the color you wanted!.................... It smells soooooo nice and she gives it to you!...................and as you smell it, you see that it is a magic flower..............and you get even sleepier...................yawning.........................much sleepier now......................

Now the pretty fairy is flying around and waving her magic wand..................and Look!...............she waves it one more time...........and Poof!, now there is a ________(puppy, kitty, bunny, whatever the child is not afraid of) for you to play with! .....................What a cute little ______! .....................It has such cute little ears and eyes and a waggly little tail and look! It really likes you!.................How fun!......................................

What color is the little sweet ___________?.....................Oh, it is sooooo cute.....................The little ________is coming right up to you now and giving you a night-night kiss! How cute! You can pet it now..........pretend you are holding it in your lap and petting it. ..................Feel how soft the little _______is. Soooooooooo soft, just like your soft fluffy cloud!.....................And the funny thing is.the more you pet the sweet soft little ________.......the sleepier you feel right now........................

Sleeeepier and sleeeepier as you touch the sooooooooft fur of the little__________............

My goodness, that little _________ sure is sleepy too!............. Look how it is yawning and lying down next to you. I think it wants to go to sleep!....................How, cute, it is going to sleep, right there, next to you,...............all soft and warm. Isn't that nice? Soooooo sleepy, little ___________, going to sleep, right next to _________(child's name).

Wow, you are feeling sleepy now, too! (Softer, slower voice now) You are feeling soooooooooooooooo sleepy, just like the little ___________. Soft fluffy cloud...........soft warm little _______ next to you and your __________(blankie, doll, stuffed animal) with you too. Soooooooooo sleepy.........................