Transportation Storytime at Handley Regional Library

Cars and Trucks and Things that Go! Storytime

Did your child love one of our storytime books this week?  You can find them and more suggested books in our catalog under the tag: #thingsthatgo

Books:

Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays to Share:

Hurry, Hurry Drive the Fire Truck
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding
(More: turn the corner, climb the ladder, spray the water, back to the station)

Choo Choo Train
This is a choo choo train
Puffing down the track
Now it’s going forward
Now it’s going back

Now the bell is ringing (ding ding)
Now the whistle blows (toot toot)
What a lot of noise it makes
Everywhere it goes!

The Airplane
The airplane has great big wings:
arms outstretched
Its propeller spins around and sings, “Vvvvvv!”
make one arm go round
The airplane goes up:
lift arms
The airplane goes down:
lower arms
The airplane flies high
arms outstretched, turn body around
Over the town!

 

Up and Down Action Rhyme
Up and down
Round and Round
Put your fingers on the ground
Over, Under, Inbetween
Now my fingers can’t be seen
Hands in front
Hands behind
Now my hands I cannot find
Here is my left hand
Here is my right
Hands and fingers back in sight!

Down by the Station
Down by the station
Early in the morning, (Circle Arms like the Sun)
See the little puffer bellies (Make goggle eyes)

All in a row. (Use hands to mark out a row)
See the engine driver (Make goggle eyes)
pull the little handle, (Pull an imaginary handle)
Puff, Puff, toot, toot, off we go!

Lap Bounce Song: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.

2) Twist, twist, twist your boat…
3) Bounce, bounce, bounce your boat…
4) Sway, sway, sway your boat…
5) Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your boat…
6) Tickle, tickle, tickle your boat…

This Little Train Tickle
This little train ran up the track
Trail fingers up baby’s arm from fingers to shoulder
It went Choo Choo!
Tap baby’s nose!
And then it ran back.
Trail fingers back down baby’s arm.

The other little train ran up the track
Trail fingers up baby’s other arm from fingers to shoulder
It went Choo Choo!
Tap baby’s nose!
And then it ran back.
Trail fingers back down baby’s arm.

Green Says GO!
Green says, “Go” (march in place quickly)
Go! Go! Go!
Yellow says, “Slow!” (march slowly)
Slow…slow….slow
And red says “stop!” (stop suddenly)
Go !Go! Go! (move fast)
Slow…slow….slow (move slowly)
and STOP! (stop)

We hope to see you at storytime!

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