Storytime: W is for Walking Together

by | Apr 22, 2024 | Blog, Kid's Corner, Story Time | 0 comments

Going on a walk with your child not only develops his gross motor skills, but also creates a break from the techno-bombardments we experience every day. It heightens senses and allows for exploration. So, put on those walking shoes and head out the door for an adventure. Check out more benefits of taking daily walks with your child from Early Learning Children’s Academy.

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Ages 2-5

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Being able to express yourself verbally is an important skill. Anger, frustration, and sadness can cause children to act out if they don’t know how to express those difficult emotions in words. Books like Noah NOasaurus will assist in starting a conversation about why your child is upset and what he can do to calm himself down. -Lambert


Read Rosemary Wells’, “Noisy Nora” or another book like Noah NOasaurus in which the main character is upset. Talk with your child about why a person might get upset, and how they can calm themselves.

Books Presented

Book cover for I Went Walking by Sue Williams

I Went Walking by Sue Williams

During the course of a walk, a young boy identifies animals of different colors.
Book cover for Windows by Julia Denos

Windows by Julia Denos

Before your city goes to sleep, you might head out for a walk, your dog at your side as you go out the door and into the almost-night. Anything can happen on such a walk: you might pass a cat, or a friend, or even an early raccoon. And as you go down your street and around the corner, the windows around you light up one by one until you are walking through a maze of paper lanterns, each one granting you a brief, glowing snapshot of your neighbors as families come together and folks settle in for the night.
Book cover for Noah NOasaurus by Elaine Kiely Kearns

Noah NOasaurus by Elaine Kiely Kearns

Noah is in a grumpy mood and wants to be alone, but when his friends follow him around he cannot help but have fun.
Book cover for Whose Footprint is THAT? by Darrin Lunde

Whose Footprint is THAT? by Darrin P. Lunde

A young, playful nonfiction picture book explores the connections between an animal, how it moves, and its tracks. Companion title to 2017’s Whose Poop Is That? Guess the footprints! Written by a mammalogist at the Smithsonian, Whose Tracks Are Those? pairs animal tracks with the respective animal, asking readers to guess which animal left them behind. A page-turn reveals animals ranging from kangaroos to mountain goats in their own habitats.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Daisy the Dinosaur

I’m Daisy, the Dinosaur.
From an egg, I hatched.
I can change my color
When I hear a loud, CLAP!

As I Went Walking to Town

As I went walking to town one day,
I met a ________ along the way,
And what do you think the _______ did say?

Source: Bob McGrath

Ten Little Shoes

Ten little shoes here we go
Let’s all count them as I put them in rows.

Ten little shoes, again we go
Now let’s count them nice and slow

Ten little shoes, in neat rows
Let’s count them as away they go
Goodbye, shoes!

Source: Pasadena Public Library

Bonus activity! Gather shoes from around your home and line them up with this rhyme. You can also talk about where you might wear the different types of shoes. Then return the shoes to their proper place so they can be found again for a future walking activity!

Crafts and Activities

Coloring page featuring an adult and child going for a walk and encountering farm animals on their way to town.

W is for Walking Together

Coloring page created on Canva
Horse head craft made from paper plates and yarn.

I Went Walking Necklace Craft

Additional Books

Book cover for The Magical Yet by Angela DiTerlizzi

The Magical Yet by Angela DiTerlizzi

New things can be tricky, but don’t fret — it’s time to make friends with the Magical Yet. With the Yet as your guide, along the way, you’ll do all the things you can’t do today.
Book cover for Whose Feet Are These by Peg Hall

Whose Feet are These? by Peg Hall

Examines a variety of animal feet, noting how they look different and function in different ways.
Book cover for Grandpa & Jake by Julie Fortenberry

Grandpa & Jake by Julie Fortenberry

As the two of them walk through the busy town, Grandpa shares the favorite places he and his own grandpa went together … and Little Jake keeps guessing where they are going. The movies? The baseball park? The beach? ‘Not this time, ‘ says Grandpa, and has Jake close his eyes before going into … the library
Book cover for The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith

The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith

While walking down the road, the narrator sees a donkey that he shares more about as the story progresses.

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