First 5 Years

Books, Boats and Bridges!

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes, Sail boat with blue sails against a yellow circle

Books, Boats and Bridges!

 


Babies

Book Jacket: Boats
Boats
by Byron, Barton
ISBN: 0694011657
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Rhyme: "A Sailor Went to Sea"
 
A sailor went to sea, sea, sea - (Hold infant in your arms as if he/she were lying in a boat and gently rock them in your arms)
To see what he could see, see, see - (While holding infant, pretend to look around with your hand at the top of your forehead.)
But all that he could see, see, see - (While holding infant, pretend to look around with your hand at the top of your forehead.)
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea! (Tickle the infant’s belly.)

Toddlers

Book Jacket: Boats on the River
Boats on the River
by Mandel, Peter
ISBN: 0439564158 (board book)
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Book Jacket: The Bridge Is Up!

The Bridge Is Up!
by Bell, Babs
ISBN: 0060537930 (Hardcover)
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Rhymes: "Big Blue Boat"
 
I love to row in my big blue boat, (Pretend you are rowing)
My big blue boat, my big blue boat, (Pretend you are rowing)
I love to row in my big blue boat, (Pretend you are rowing)
Out on the deep blue sea.  
   
My big blue boat has two red sails, (Place hands above your head to form a triangle)
Two red sails, two red sails, (Keeping hands together move arms back and forth)
My big blue boat has two red sails,  
Out on the deep blue sea.  
   
So come for a row in my big blue boat, (Pretend you are rowing)
My big blue boat, my big blue boat, (Pretend you are rowing)
So come for a ride in my big blue boat, (Pretend you are rowing)
Out on the deep blue sea.  

Preschoolers

Boats
Boats
Rockwell, Anne
ISBN: 0140549889
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Bridges Are To Cross
Bridges Are To Cross
Sturges, Philemon
ISBN: 0399231749
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Rhyme: "Waves in the Sea"
(Sing to the tune of "Wheels on the Bus" )
The waves on the sea go up and down, (raise and lower arms)
Up and down, up and down,  
The waves on the sea go up and down  
All day long.  
   
The shark in the sea goes snap, snap, snap... (clap your hands)
The fish in the sea go swish swish swish... (swish back and forth)
The boats in the sea go toot toot toot... (make blowing horn motion)

Rhyme: "Brooklyn Bridges"
(by Ann Lautner - Children's Librarian Mill Basin Library
To the Tune of : London Bridge )
 
Let’s all take a boat under the Brooklyn Bridge, (Pretend to row a boat)
the Brooklyn Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge.  
Let’s all take a boat under the Brooklyn Bridge,  
to see what we can see.  
   
Let’s all take a taxi over the Brooklyn Bridge, (Pretend you are driving a car)
the Brooklyn Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge  
Let’s all take a taxi over the Brooklyn Bridge  
to visit Prospect Park.  
   
Let’s all fly over the Brooklyn Bridge, (Pretend to fly)
the Brooklyn Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge  
Let’s all fly over the Brooklyn Bridge  
to see Grand Army Plaza.  
   
Now it’s time to ride the subway home, (Move your arms like the wheels on a train)
subway home, subway home.  
Now it’s time to ride the subway home  
and go to sleep.