[RFHF] Ready to Learn Newsletter: gross motor skills

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Wed Oct 23 09:00:45 PDT 2013

Attached is the latest early learning newsletter from Ready to Learn. The 'babycycle' activity reminded me of one of my favorite rhymes to do with infants:

The little red caboose (very gently babycycle baby's legs though out the rhyme)
Chug, chug, chug
The little red caboose
Chug, chug, chug
The little red caboose
Behind the train, train, train, train

Smokestack on his
Back, back, back, back
Goin' down the
Track, track, track, track
The little red caboose
Behind the train CHOO CHOO! (stop babycycle and very gently tug one of baby's arm to mimic pulling a train whistle)

You can watch Rick Samuelson do a version of this rhyme for toddlers here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LPxctiFS6Q

For more songs and rhyme videos, check out these two websites:

*         Washington County Cooperative Library System rhymes in English<http://www.wccls.org/rhymes> and Spanish<http://www.wccls.org/rimas>.

*         Story Blocks rhymes in English<http://www.storyblocks.org/videos/language/english/> and Spanish<http://www.storyblocks.org/videos/language/espanol/>.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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Pick up your 2014 summer reading manual<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/youthsvcs/oregon.srp.certificate.aspx#Summer_Reading_Manuals_> and get science programming training at
OLA's Children's Services Division's fall workshop<https://ola.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_149058>
Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Tigard Public Library
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