We were riding the storyhour train at Gulf Beaches today!
- Train whistle
- Train on a clothesline.
- Clickety Clack, Clickety Clack by Rob and Amy Spence. This rhymy readaloud reads like a train ride. Start off slow and steady, and gradually, as talking yaks and ducks go quack, pick up the speed and the sound level until by the time those mice light their fireworks, you're really zooming! Your voice rising and speeding up is enough to fascinate even the babies, but it never hurts to stomp on some bubble wrap for those fireworks.
- Down by the Station. Moms all sang along beautifully. Jennifer Riggs Vetter has a very fun version out about different vehicles: "Down by the bus station, airport, etc.
- Trains Go board book Steve Light
- Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo by Kevin Lewis. Day in life of toy train, lots of rhymes.
- Dinosaur Train by John Steven Gurney. Short with bright illustrations, but by this time, storyhour needed a little more action.
- Ride, Fly Guy, Ride by Tedd Arnold. I've never tried reading this early reader fave in storyhour before, and I learned there's a reason why six-year-olds love Fly Guy. He has a very active life style. Landing in a truck, a boat, a circus train, a plane, and a rocket ship in only 30 pages even amazed the babies in storyhour
Motor Boat, of course
This is a chooo-choo train, puffing down the track. (arms move like train)
Now it's going forward, now it's going back (arms piston)
Now the bell is ringing, now the whistle blows. (ring bell and blow whistle)
What a lot of noise it makes everywhere it goes. (hands over ears)