It was all about truck, trains, and planes at Yoakum County Library Family StoryTime in Plains on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
Beginning with a “count up and down” to the date, the group then sang “Days of the Week” as well as “Five Little Monkeys.”
A flannel rhyme “City Road” helped introduce the transportation time. The youngsters also identified and modeled numbers 1-10 in the poem “One, Two, Signal the Crew” from the new book “Motor Goose.” Those in attendance were John, Brit, Tirzah, Moriah, & Ariyel. The children recognized the flannel letters for the new book “Old MacDonald Had a Truck” by Steve Goetz – E,I, & O. The book “Little Excavator” by Anna Dewdney led the group in teamwork and little “machines” being able to do big things too. Lastly, the fun book by Mark Lee titled “20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street” shared a diverse group of stuck trucks and a boy’s creative solution to getting them unstuck.
Following the readings, each child glued pieces of torn paper to make a traffic light craft, aiding in color recognition of the three colors of a stop light. Then, each smiling crafter received a sticker for being a cooperative listener and enjoyed the Scholastic® video selection called “Trashy Town.” Before grabbing a goodie bag, the group engaged in a Transportation Maker Space of Duplo® train and airplane kits.
Family StoryTime meets at the Yoakum County Library in Plains at 10 AM each Wednesday during the regular school year. All ages of children and caregivers are welcome!