Back-to-School-Toddlers

Books

Back to School Tortoise by Lucy M. George
Bear’s Big Day by Salina Yoon
The Bus Is For Us! by Michael Rosen
The Bus Stop by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin
Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready For School? by Barney Saltzberg
I Love School! by Philemon Sturges
If You Take A Mouse To School by Laura Numeroff
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? by Bill Martine Jr.
Five Little Ducklings Go To School by Carol Roth
The Little School Bus by Margery Cuyler
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
Lola Goes to School by Anna McQuinn
Minerva Louise at School by Janet MOrgan Stoeke
Mouse’s First Day of School by Lauren Thompson
The School Book by Todd Parr
School Bus by Donald Crews
The Secret Life of Squirrels: Back to School by Nancy Rose
Shout! Shout it Out! By Denise Fleming
Stanley’s School by William Bee

Flannel Boards

Music

I Went To School One Morning by Rachel Buchman
It is time to walk, skip, ride on a horse, ride on a train, walk very slowly, wave, and jump our way to school.
Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill

The Wheels on the Bus by Raffi

The Bus For Us

“The Bus for Us” is written by Suzanne Bloom. I am certainly not the first person to have retold the story in flannel board form. Most of my vehicle patterns came from Learn Create Love. There are a ton of craft patterns that translate well into felt. The people came from an Etsy shop called My Dollies By Nettie. For all the vehicles I made a front section that I put up on the board first so that the kids can guess that the vehicle is. I then switch it out for the full sized vehicle.

Five Yellow Pencils

Kathryn Roach over at Fun With Friends at Storytime made up a set of five pencils and a cute rhyme to go with them. It is perfect for the toddler age. I chose a piece of clip art from Shutterstock to use as a pattern for the pencils. I was running short on time when I made these so they aren’t as detailed as other things I have created. At some point I will make a piece of notebook paper to go with them.

Five Yellow Pencils
By Kathryn Roach

Five yellow pencils are looking mighty fine!
I’ll use them to make some letters on a line.
My friend needs a pencil so I’ll give away one.
Now I have 4 yellow pencils for writing fun!

Four yellow pencils are looking mighty fine!
I’ll lay them out in a nice straight line.
A friend needs a pencil so I’ll give away one.
Now I have 3 yellow pencils for writing fun!

Three yellow pencils are looking mighty fine!
Their points are nice and sharp to write on the line!
Another friend needs a pencil so I’ll give away one.
Now I have 2 yellow pencils for writing fun.

Two yellow pencils are looking so fine
I can make different shapes by drawing some lines.
My best friend needs a pencil so I’ll give away one.
Now I have 1 yellow pencil for my writing fun.

One yellow pencil is looking mighty fine.
The last pencil left so it’s mine, all mine.
I’ll use it very carefully, since it’s my only one!
Then I’ll have it every day for my writing fun!