Transport vehicles! Trucks, buses, cars, diggers… the bigger, the better! One of my sons’ first word after mum and dad was “car” and how many parents have giggled at their children’s early attempts at pronouncing “truck”?! Most kids love vehicles, pretending to be riding in them and learning about ways we use them to get around.

Books about transport


Big yellow digger by Julia Jarman & Adrian Reynolds

Ben and Bella head off on an adventure when a box and a chair become a big yellow digger! They are soon joined by animal friends who encourage them to dig a huge hole… all the way to Australia. Children will enjoy the illustrations and rhymes in this fun book about the places imagination can take them.


Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus! by Mo Willems

This book is really fun to read at Storytime or for parents to read with their kids. The pictures are simple and the text draws the reader into the pigeon’s atttempts to coerce them into letting him drive the bus. Cockburn Libraries also have a DVD of this story and many other items by Mo Willems.

Old Macdonald’s things that go by Jane Clarke & Migy Blanco

Most children will know the traditional Old Macdonald rhyme and also enjoy this transport twist on it. The book has verses about each of Old Macdonald’s many vehicles… his bike, car, tractor, combine harvester, bus, boat, digger, fire truck , train and even his own plane!

The wheels on the bus

The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round
Round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All the way to town
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish
Swish, swish, swish
Swish, swish, swish
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish
All the way to town
The driver on the bus goes ‘move on back’
Move on back
Move on back
The driver on the bus goes ‘move on back’
All the way to town
The people on the bus go up and down
Up and down
Up and down
The people on the bus go up and down
All the way to town
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep
Beep, beep, beep
Beep, beep, beep
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep
All the way to town
The baby on the bus goes ‘whaa whaa whaa’
Whaa whaa whaa
Whaa whaa whaa
The baby on the bus goes ‘whaa whaa whaa’
All the way to town
The parents on the bus go ‘shh, shh, shh’
Shh, shh, shh
Shh, shh, shh
The parents on the bus go ‘shh, shh, shh’
All the way to town

Paper plane craft

The good old paper plane! We all have our own versions and reasons why ours is the best and fastest. All you need is a piece of paper (any type!). Here’s a simple paper plane:

 

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