Train Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Train

Book: Terrific Trains by Tony Mitton, illustrated by Ant Parker

Terrific Trains book cover

Rhyme: This Little Train
This little train ran up the track (run your fingers up arm)
Toot, toot, toot (make train whistle sound)
And then it came toot-tooting back (run fingers down arm)
Toot, toot, toot

Rhyme: Away up high in the apple tree (lift baby)
I saw a little baby smiling at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could (shake gently)
Down came the baby (bring down)
Mmm, was she good! (Kiss)

Rhyme: Trot, trot, trot to Boston (gently bounce baby on your knees)
Trot, trot, trot to Lynn.
Look out baby
You’re going to fall in (lower knees)

Book/Song: The Whistle on the Train by Margaret McNamara, illustrated by Richard Egielski, paper engineering by Gene Vosough

The Whistle on the Train

Song: “Train Wheels Are Rolling” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Say Hello to the Morning

Rhyme: Balloon goes up (lift)
Balloon goes down (lap)
Balloon goes up to reach the clouds (lift high)
Storm rolls by (wiggle side to side)
Babe rocks down (sway to lap)
Made it home, safe and sound (hug and kiss)
(Credit: Leah Portz)

Flannel: The Train
Chug, chug, choo, choo, choo down the track.
First comes the engine with the coal car in back;
Boxcar, flat car, boxcar again;
Last the caboose at the end of the train.
(Credit: C.S. Peterson)

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby?
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean side to side)
Go this way and that way and this way and that way (lean front to back, side to side)
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean front to back)

Book (choral): Freight Train by Donald Crews

Freight Train book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Train Song” – Bari Koral: Anna and the Cupcakes

Closing rhyme