Join the cute little driver and a diverse group of passengers on a bus ride all over town. You can try to read the words, but will find yourself singing along to this well-loved song.
Before, During and After Reading
Before reading the story, sing the song without the book. Introduce the motions that go with the words.
Roll one hand over the other when singing “round and round.”
Spread arms out wide and bring back together with a clap when singing “open and close.”
Make a fist with thumbs up and motion over your shoulder when singing “move on back.”
As you turn the pages of the book and sing the song, ask your child to find and touch a specific part of the bus. You might say: Can you find the wheels on the bus in this picture? Remember to respond and name any picture your child may point to.
Repeat the actions for each part of the song as you go through the pages in the book. You might say: What do the wheels do? What do the doors do?