Brampton moms and babies met at North Bramalea United Church for Rhyme, Rhythm and Read. Scholastic Canada provided us with our Baby Book of the month, I Am a Train, written by Ace Landers and illustrated by Paola Migliari.
Choo Choo!! Babies love holding this train shaped board book perfect for little hands.
We learned that trains have many uses; the freight train carries important cargo across the country and the passenger train picks up and drops off people at different train stations.
Here are some great toe-tapping, toot-tooting songs we sang:
Down By the Station… Down by the station (down by the station) Early in the morning (early in the morning) See the little pufferbellies (see the little pufferbellies) All in a row (all in a row) See the station master (see the station master) Turn the little handle (turn the little handle) Puff, puff, toot, toot (puff, puff, toot, toot) Off we go! (off we go!)
I've Been Workin' on the Railroad
I've been workin' on the railroad, all the live long day. I've been workin' on the railroad, just to pass the time away. Don't you hear the whistle blowing? Rise up so early in the morn. Don't you hear the captain shouting, "Dinah, blow your horn"? Dinah, won't you blow, Dinah, won't you blow, Dinah, won't you blow your horn?
Dinah, won't you blow, Dinah, won't you blow, Dinah, won't you blow your horn? Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah. someone's in the kitchen, I know. Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah, strumming on the old banjo. Fee, fie, fiddle-e-i-o, Fee, fie, fiddle-e-i-o. Fee, fie, fiddle-e-i-o, Strumming on the old banjo.
The moms loved the design of this board book and the babies could easily grip it with their chubby little hands. Look at the intense expression on this winner’s face – she’s going to be an engineer when she grows up! To join momstown Brampton, and have fun like we do, CLICK HERE.
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