Trains-Toddlers

Books

A Train Goes Clickety-Clack by Jonathan London
And the train goes… by William Bee
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo by Emma Garcia
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo by Kevin Lewis
Circus Train by Jennifer Cole Judd
Count on the Subway by Paul Dubois Jacobs
Down By the Station by Will Hillenbrand
Freight Train by Donald Crews
I Love Trains! By Philemon Sturges
Meow and the Little Chairs by Sebastien Braun
Sleep Train By Jonathan London
Train! By Judi Abbot

Flannel Boards

Fingerplays

This Is a Choo-Choo Train
This is a choo choo train
Puffing down the track
Now it’s going forward,
Now it’s going back,
Now the bell is ringing
Now the whistle blows
What a lot of noise it makes
Everything it goes.

Boxcar Countdown
Clickey clack, clickety clack.
Hear the train come down the track.
Puffing ‘cause it’s going fast,
Count the cars as they go past.

Clickety-one, clickety-one,
Here comes boxcar number one. Hold up one finger

Clickety-two, clickety-two,
Here comes boxcar number two. Add a finger

Clickety-ten, clickety-ten,
Here comes boxcar number ten.

Clickety clack, clickety clack,
The train has gone on down the track.
Puffling ‘cause it’s going fast.
Wave good-bye, ‘cause it’s all past. Wave goodbye

Music

I’ve Been Working on the Railroad by Raffi
I take out the for this song. We all pretend to be trains.

Here Comes the Choo-Choo Train

I’m not sure where this rhyme came from. It is from one of the old flannel boards that was sitting in our workroom that I remade. Given that this rhyme is short it works really well with babies.

Here comes the choo-choo train,
Puffing down the track.
First comes the engine,
The caboose is in back.
Now the bell is ringing,
Now the bell is ringing,
Now the whistle blows.
What a lot of noise it makes everywhere it goes.

Clickety-Clack

Melissa at Mel’s desk posted this rhyme. She also included her pattern for the pieces. I used her pattern when I made this set. This is an easy one to use with toddler who like to help manipulate the pieces. I like that there is the the technical names for the different train cars. It is a great way to expose children to vocabulary.

Clickety-clack, clickety-clack,
Here comes the train on the railroad track!

Clickety-clack, clickety-clunn,
Here comes engine number one.

Clickety-clew, clickety-clew,
Here comes coal car number two.

Clickety-clee, clickety-clee,
Here comes box car number three.

Clickety-clore, clickety-clore
Here comes tank car number four.

Clickety-clive, clickety-clive
Here comes coach car number five.

Clickety-clicks, clickety-clicks
Here’s the caboose, that’s number six.

Clickety-clack, clickety-clack,
There goes the train on the railroad track!

Choo-choooooooooo! Goodbye!