Books: Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayers
My Big Truck Book by Roger Priddy
Pop-Up Peekaboo! Things That Go by Dorling Kindersley
Boats by Byron Barton
Purpose: Expose children to oral language and books.
Songs: ‘The Wheels on the Bus’
‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’
‘I’ve Been Working on the Railroad’
‘We All Live in a Yellow Submarine’
Dramatic Play: Playing with toy cars, airplanes, fire trucks, and buses
Purpose: Provide exposure to rhyme for language development.
Activities: Rolling cars down the ramp
Floating toy boats in water in the sensory table
Washing paint off of truck wheels with sponges
Pushing cars over bumpy bubble wrap on the floor
Purpose: Experience with numeration; engage their senses of touch & listening.
Activities: Stroller rides in the hallways and outside
Pushing cardboard boxes across the floor
Pushing cars and trucks through tunnels
Dancing to music in the classroom
Purpose: Experience with following directions; engaging gross and fine motor muscle groups.
Activities: Toy boats in colored water in the sensory table
Rolling cars and truck wheels in paint to make patterns
Rolling cars and trucks through shaving cream
Painting a cardboard box “car” to climb in and out of
Purpose: Expose children to different ways of artistic expression through their senses.
Point out different kinds of transportation vehicles to your children. We will be talking about school buses, dump trucks and airplanes in our classroom, but being able to see them and point them out to your kids will bridge the gap between school and home!