Lucky me, this week is my turn to write another Pram Jam blog – it will give me a little break from all the hard work we have been doing to get the new Success Library up and running. I know, I know, we still aren’t open yet! But I can honestly say, we are very close.

Since I’ve been doing a lot of work over the last month (I always do, of course!) I thought, why not make that this week’s theme. Or, if you think the concept of work might be a bit too hard to explain to a child, how about, ‘the things that people do’.

There are some great board books that show lots of doing things and they are great for both expanding your child’s vocabulary and for word/thing/task association  – which is very important for language development and comprehension.

on the farm

On the farm by Fisher-Price little people takes us through a working day with Farmer Jed.

 

diggers go

Another book that names construction vehicles and the wide variety of sounds they make is Diggers Go by Steve Light.

diggers-go-spread-2

 

A work rhyme is really hard to find and although it is tempting to put ‘The Banana Boat Song’ in as our rhyme (I’m not sure little kids should be singing “working all night on a drink of rum”) I trawled the internet until I found this one:

People Work

 Nigel Naylor, he’s a tailor, he makes trousers, suits and shirts.
Penny Proctor, she’s a doctor, comes to see you when it hurts.
Peter Palmer, he’s a farmer, he’s got cows and pigs and sheep.
Wendy Witter, babysitter, minds the kids when they’re asleep.

People work in the country, people work in the town.
People work day and night to make the world go round.

Mabel Meacher, language teacher, teaches English, French and Greek.
Gary Gummer, he’s a plumber, call him when you’ve got a leak.
Patty Prentice, she’s a dentist, keeps your teeth both clean and white.
Ronnie Ryman, he’s a fireman, comes when there’s a fire to fight.

People work in the country, people work in the town.
People work day and night to make the world go round.

If you know any good work or doing rhymes, please share them with us.