The 2018 summer reading/learning program from iRead and the California Library Association is READING TAKES YOU EVERYWHERE!: hwww.ireadprogram.org/ and calchallenge.org/ . A great way to focus on this for toddler and preschool storytime is with transportation-themed storytimes. Between now and June, BayNews will offer transportation storytime ideas to help you promote READING TAKES YOU EVERYWHERE!
This month, we feature the topic of cars. For a craft project, make these fun paper plate cars: www.learning4kids.net/2015/04/19/car-craft-activity-kids/.
Barton, Bryon. My Car. Using his customary brightly saturated colors and blocky artwork, Barton shows Sam driving his car.
Bee, William. And the Cars Go. Retro artwork and a lively text filled with onomatopoeia describe a traffic jam.
Dopirak, Kate. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Car. In this song parody, a little red car goes for a ride before bed.
Norman, Kim. The Old Van. In this take-off on the song “This Old Man,” grandma and grandpa are driving their hippie bus to see their grandson.
Sehgal, Kabir. Wheels on the Tuk-Tuk. Set in India, this song spoof celebrates the Tuk Tuk, which is a motorized rickshaw. A fun, contemporary multicultural transportation story that invites participation. S
haskan, Stephen. Toad on the Road. With lots of repetition and onomatopoeia, this tale depicts toad’s friends reminding him to stay out of the road.
Zane, Alex. The Wheels on the Race Car. Animals are the drivers in this story that uses the popular song for inspiration.