Storytime: Travel Adventures

by | Jun 20, 2024 | Blog, Kid's Corner, Story Time | 0 comments

Where will you travel on your adventure? To the mountains, the city, or is it someplace on the other side of the world? A book can take you anywhere you’d like to go, so buckle up, grab your helmet, and start a grand travel adventure today!

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Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Children are born curious. From a very young age, they show interest in exploring the world around them. Tune into your child’s discoveries and use words to talk with them about the things they see, hear, and feel. — https://talkingisteaching.org/

Activity

Go on a “Look and Find” walk either outside or in the house and collect a variety of objects. Then talk about how you can sort and categorize the items into groups perhaps by color, texture, or perhaps smell.

 

Books Presented

Book cover for Truck Full of Ducks by Ross Burach

Truck Full of Ducks by Ross Burach

Did you call for a truck full of ducks? Join the flock on this wacky call-and-response ride to find out just WHO did–and why.
Book cover for Rumie Goes Rafting by Meghan Marentette

Rumie Goes Rafting by Meghan Marentette

Rumie, a forest dwelling mouse, longs to sail down the stream and find out where it leads. Unfortunately, it is spring and the season needs to see more rain before the stream will be deep enough for Uncle’s sail boat. However, after spotting a ladybird floating down the stream on a leaf, Rumie hatches an idea–they should build a raft! Uncle agrees to help out. They construct the raft and make plans to test it out together the next morning. Rumie wakes up bright and early and ready to raft, but Uncle is still sleeping. Rumie waits and waits, until they just can’t wait any longer, and they decide there’s no harm in testing out the raft alone. Rumie starts in the shallows, but rain from the night before made the current stronger than Rumie expected, and suddenly both Rumie and raft are swept away, down the stream. Before long, Rumie discovers exactly where the stream goes–right over a waterfall! The raft flips over and luckily, Uncle is there in time to throw Rumie a life buoy and pull them to shore. Back on the shore, Uncle reveals that he was up late the night before sewing life jackets. Rumie realizes that they should have waited for their Uncle instead of going out alone. As they row out onto the lake that afternoon together (with lifejackets on!), the ladybird floats by again. Suddenly, a new idea hatches, and Rumie’s head is filled with dreams of flying

Book cover for Ready to Soar by Cori Doerrfeld

Ready to Soar by Cori Doerrfeld

Riley’s paper airplane is ready for take-off, but criticisms from all the birds threaten to ground the plane, until Riley meets a more supportive friend and rediscovers the joy of soaring

Book cover for Bing! Bang! Chugga! Beep! by Bill Martin Jr and Michael Sampson

Bing! Bang! Chugga! Beep! by Bill Martin Jr

Bing! Bang! Chugga! Beep! is the latest charming tale from rhyming pair Bill Martin Jr and Michael Sampson. This old car has been everywhere from the backyard to the sky, from the hills to the water. Bouncing between the mud in the ground and the clouds up high, the old car is loved by a clever young boy …

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Silly duck

Silly duck, silly duck,
Are you under the _______ truck?

Row, Row, Row, Your Boat 

Row, Row, Row, Your Boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream,
If you see a crocodile,
Don’t forget to scream.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the Nile,
If you see a camel,
Don’t forget to smile.

Row, row, row your boat
Across the ocean bay
If you see a great big ship,
Don’t forget to wave.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the river,
If you see a polar bear,
Don’t forget to shiver.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently to the shore,
If you see a lion there,
Don’t forget to roar!

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the creek,
If you see a little mouse,
Don’t forget to squeak.

Source: Jbrary

Crafts and Activities

Coloring page featuring a hippo flying an airplane.

Travel Adventures

 

 

Airplane craft made from folding paper strips and gluing them together onto a blue background.

Paper Airplane

Additional Books

Book cover for Addie Ant Goes on an Adventure by Maren Morris

Addie Ant Goes On An Adventure by Maren Morris

Addie Ant travels from one garden bed to another on her first solo adventure. As she forges her own path, she gets lost along the way and finds help from her trusted garden pals, Lewis Ladybug, Beatrix Butterfly, and Cleo Cricket, in finding her way back home. A celebration of friendship, this sweet book is a collaboration by renowned, musical artist Maren Morris and former schoolteacher and close friend Karina Argow. Artist Kelly Anne Dalton brings the delightfully written characters to life with colorful and charming illustrations. Join Addie Ant in a vast and magical garden adventure full of insect friends, growing vegetables, blooming flowers, and the inspiring abundance of nature.

Book cover for Bearplane! by Deborah Underwood

Bearplane! by Deborah Underwood

Buckle up for a little bear’s first flight in this adorable, light-as-air picture book by New York Times bestselling author Deborah Underwood and critically acclaimed artist Sam Wedelich. Follow a bear cub, their grownup, and their beloved stuffie Teddy as they make their way through the busy airport and cub’s first plane ride. Their destination? A bear-y special family reunion with grandma! This cheerful, rhyming, reassuring go-to for little ones preparing for their first (or second or tenth) flight is a gentle adventure full of accessible bear puns and delightful touches, plus a detailed map of the bear-port on the endpapers. Here’s the shuttle—climb inside. Time for your first bearplane ride!

Book cover for Lift by Minh Lê

Lift by Minh Lê

 
From the award-winning and bestselling creators of Drawn Together comes the fantastic tale of a magical elevator that will lift your spirits–and press all the right buttons! Iris loves to push the elevator buttons in her apartment building, but when it’s time to share the fun with a new member of the family, she’s pretty put out. That is, until the sudden appearance of a mysterious new button opens up entire realms of possibility, places where she can escape and explore on her own. But when she’s forced to choose between going at it alone or letting her little brother tag along, Iris finds that sharing a discovery with the people you love can be the most wonderful experience of all. Using their dynamic comics-inspired storytelling, acclaimed author Minh Lê and Caldecott Medal-winning artist Dan Santat carry readers on a journey of ups, downs, and twists and turns that will send hearts–and imaginations–soaring.
Book cover for Tofu Takes Time by Helen H. Wu

Around the World We Go! by Margaret Wise Brown

It’s time to travel the world! Sing, dance, and play with children of other cultures

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