I Want to Ride My Bike!

It’s been lovely weather for bike rides!

This week, I did another “Transportation” storytime. This one focused on bikes. I admit it didn’t go as well as I would have liked… The bike picture books out there aren’t as lively as I’d like… except “Duck on a Bike”, of course. Oh well. It wasn’t terrible. 🙂

OPENING:
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Wheels Around by Shelley Rotner
*Flannel: Parking Lot Rhyme
Read-aloud #2: Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle by Chris Raschka
Action Song: “My Bike”
Read Aloud #3: Along a Long Road by Frank Viva OR The Best Bike Ride Ever by James Proimos
Fingerplay: Open, Shut Them
Action Song: Tommy Thumb
Read Aloud #4: Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
Song/Flannel: Five Little Ducks (Patterns found here.)
Read Aloud #5: The Best Bike Ride Ever by James Proimos OR Who is Driving? by Leo Timmers
Action Song: Tony Chestnut
(“Dancing” Song: “Hurry, Hurry Drive the Fire Truck” from Barney’s Favorites Volume 1)

CLOSING:
Closing Song: We Wave Good-bye Like This

*Parking Lot Rhyme (Source unknown)
There are many machines to take us places.
Here they come to their parking spaces.
Here comes the fire truck, shiny and bright.
Here comes the ambulance, blinking its light.
Here comes the train; its whistle blows.
Here comes the bus; it stops and it goes.
Here comes the car with a family inside.
So many machines in which to ride.

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