"Green" Transportation Choices - Bikes, Scooters and Skateboards

Submitted By

Christine Turner
  1. Transportation

Story Books

  1. New Red Bike
    • James E. Ransome.
    Up and down! Round and round! Tom is having a blast zooming all over the neighborhood on his new red bike. But when Tom stops by Sam's house to show off his wheels
  2. Froggy Rides a Bike
    • Jonathan London
    Froggy just got his very first bike
  3. Duck on a Bike
    • David Shannon.
    A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences all the other animals on the farm to ride bikes too.
  4. Six Hogs on a Scooter
    • Eileen Spinelli
    The Hog family tries various modes of transportation to get to the opera with decidedly unexpected results.
  5. How will we get to the Beach?
    • Brigitte Luciani
    One beautiful summer day Roxanne decides to go to the beach. She loads up the car with everything she wants to take with her: the turtle

Story Songs

  1. Open

    Open, shut them. Open, shut them. (Hold hands in front of you, open and close them with the words)

    Give a little clap, clap, clap. (Clap 3 times with the words)

    Open, shut them. Open, shut them. (Hold hands in front of you, open and close them with the words)

    Lay them in your lap, lap, lap. (Place hands in lap)

    Creep them, creep them. Slowly creep them...right up to your chin, chin, chin. ("Walk" your fingers up your body to your chin)

    Open up your little mouth... (open your mouth)

    But do not put them in, in, in! (shake your head and put hands quickly in lap)


  2. Classic Fingerplay

    Here is my book. I can open it wide
    (palms together-open wide)
    To show the pictures that are inside;
    Here is my ball so big and round
    (fingers form ball)
    That I toss in the air or roll on the ground.
    Here's my umbrella that keeps me dry
    (above head)
    When the raindrops drop from the cloudy sky.
    And here is my kitty-just hear her purr
    (left hand is kitty and stroke with right)
    When I gently stroke her soft warm fur.

  3. Ride My Bike by Tom Paxton

    This song can be found on the "I've got a Yo-Yo" music cd by Tom Paxton.


Additional Book Suggestions

These items are slightly longer than the books listed above and would be a good choice for children who are older.

Curious George rides a bike by H.A. Rey.
Franklin Rides a Bike by Paulette Bourgeois
The Bike Lesson by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Skateboard Mom by Barbara Odanaka
Rhinos who Skateboard by Julie Mammano.
The Berenstain Bears Safe and Sound!by Jan and Mike Berenstain