Go, Dog, Go, P.D. Eastman
That's Not My Train, Fiona Watt
That's Not My Plane, Fiona Watt
Trucks (Baby Touch and Feel) and Tough Trucks, Tony Mitton
Big Wheels, Anne Rockwell
Boats, Byron Borton
The Little Dump Truck, Margery Cuyler
Maisy Drives the Bus and How Will You Get There Maisy, Lucy Cousins
Sheep in a Jeep and Sheep on a Ship, Nancy Shaw
So far Riley prefers Go, Dog. Go! and That's Not My Train, oh and that little mini Let's Go Sesame Street book, We have read those ones SO MANY times already. She'll come up to me and say "Go?? Go? Go??" which means she can't find her Go, Dog. Go! book, and wants some help... and then we read it. Over. and over. and over again.
Lonely Bus Driver (finger rhyme), The Little Train, Tugboat, Engine on the Track (finger rhyme), Wheels on the Bus, I'm a Little Airplane (sung to I'm a Little Teapot tune), Row Row Row your Boat, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Twinkle Twinkle Traffic Light, and whatever other ones I can think of or find!
This has been pretty fun so far! We did a "painting" activity with the colors of the stoplight (red, yellow, green). This involved putting paint in large plastic bags, and taping them to the window, and letting Riley "paint". We also painted by running cars through the paint and creating tracks with the wheels, but she preferred to use her fingers. Best part? No clean up!
This was a little tricky because we don't actually own a whole lot of "transportation" items. We have a truck shape sorter, which is still very popular, and a train puzzle, which Riley likes, but needs help completing as it's a little advanced. We've been working on learning the colors of the stoplight, and have three different "color bowls" full of red, green, and yellow items, respectively. They are all just random items we had around the house. Riley didn't understand the color sorting concept at first, but she's starting to get it and is actually really interested in it, so we'll keep doing it.
We haven't done any big outings yet, but when we do go out, I make more of an effort to point out things transportation related, especially things we may have read about in some of our books. Riley points out cars and bikes, and we went and saw the train, and we have plans to take Riley on her first train ride soon!
I recently discovered starfall.com, and Riley LOVES it. It has this alphabet part that Riley is really into, and she can now say the letters A-E as well as their sounds. If she sees my computer, she runs to it and shouts "A A A A A A!!" to do the letter activity. If you have a little one, definitely check it out. I didn't want to do too many letters at once (or have her staring at the computer for too long), so this week we only looked at A-E. Maybe we'll do a few more letters next week, or we might stick with A-E for another week since she really likes those ones so far!