Storytime for New to Two every Wednesday at 10:30.

Storytime for New to Two every Wednesday at 10:30. Stories, songs, puppets and a lot of playtime fun.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Baby Storytime about Trains on Wednesday, September 9 @ 10:30

We're going to be blowing on that long lonesome train whistle at storytime today, so plan on jumping aboard!

Props:  Train whistle, Freight Train from Kizclub on clothesline.  We counted the cars but the babies were too young to do the colors.


TRAINS GO by Steve Light was a great, noisy storytime opener.  The moms could see the sounds the different trains made and joined it to help read this one aloud.

In the Driver's Seat by Max Haynes lends itself perfectly to a great interactive storytime readaloud. From the first page, "Okay, start the engine and rev it up, Brroooom, Brrrrooooom! Now wave good-bye!" it's full of action that the kids can play along with. A favorite. Of mine.

Max's Ride by Rosemary Wells. I introduced this story by zipping three little airplanes into the air, a red one, a blue one and a yellow one. One went UP, one went OVER, and one I let plummet DOWN. Nothing like flying airplanes to get babies' attention! Then I read this particularly cute board book, with its emphasis on UP, DOWN, and UNDER, demonstrating each one.  Short and fun!

Down by the Station by Vetter.  A great version; down by airport, down by the bus station, etc.

Freight Train by Donald Crews. I printed out all the train cars courtesy of the wonderful folks at KIZCLUB -- imagine making all the pictures of some of the greatest kids' classic available for download, what a great idea. I wish I could say that I then took the trouble of stretching up my clothesline and told the story that way, but I'm afraid that'll have to wait till Friday. I learned the hard way that the train is quite a long one and will NOT fit on top of my easel!

The Little Engine that Could, board book by Watty Piper. (ISBN 0448401010) I asked the moms to help me read the book, and when we got to the "I think I can" chorus, they joined in so beautifully. There's a simple one, TWO, three, four, one, TWO, three, four step that goes along with the "I think I can" and "I thought I could" very nicely.

Wheels on the Bus, of course!
Motor Boat, of course!
J Lib sing The Little Red Train Going Down the Track

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