Train Adventure

A train story, a train game, and a song where you can help with the lyrics feature in this week’s podcast.

Theo is a little steam engine in our story this week. Normally, he doesn’t have much work to do, but today he is asked to do a very important job. Theo is worried as it means he has to go through the tunnel. The tunnel is dark, and Theo is a little scared. Listen to the story to see what Theo does.

The first song, “The Train is going Slowly,” is also a game. Children enjoy being the train, starting off slowly, getting faster and faster, and then slowing down as the train enters the station. If you have space, children can move around your room pretending to be the train. I have also had children sitting down for the song using wood blocks to rub together to make the train sounds. Of course you can also rub the palms of your hands together for a similar effect.

Jared sings the second song, “What Lies Under the Ground We Walk On.” It is a very easy sing-along song. Jared sings about several things which can lie under the ground, such as trains, pipes, rabbits and bugs. Then you can put your own ideas at the end of the song. I wonder what ideas you have? I would love to hear about some of them.

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