16 Transportation Books for Little Learners
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I’ve figured out why little learners LOVE transportation books so much…. because they are always on the go! Airplanes, trains, trucks, wagons, cars and more… these modes of transportation will keep your little learners engaged during reading time.
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Transportation Books for Little Learners
Explore colors and patterns this a brother and sister play with their toy cars. Keep the learning going after the book and make patterns with beads, cubs, or cars from your blocks center.
While the boat passes under the bridge, it must rise up to make room. This means the bus must wait! It’s a great book to teach about waiting and taking turns! LOVE this book so much!
The adventures of a garbage truck can be stinky! But there’s so much more behind the stench. Little learners LOVE this book. From the rap to the ABC’s, it is a fantastic way to learn about garbage trucks.
Look out… this tugboat is mighty! Even though he’s small compared to the other ships in the harbor, he shows everyone that he is the strongest of them all. Such a sweet message.
Another great addition to the series listed above, this version takes a look at the train. It’s fast and runs on the rails! Your little learners will adore this book.
Here is another little learner’s favorite, the fire engine! This book highlights the fire truck’s bravery. Another addition to this series that includes some incredibly clever text.
There is so much to see at a construction site! Little learners can spot all the activity, tools, along with all of the modes of transportation coming in and out of the site.
It takes different machines and trucks to build a road. Read along as the crew builds a road for all of the cars, trucks, and motorcycles!
Meet truck driver Tom. He drives the tow truck that helps get cars and trucks to the auto repair shop when they have broken down. These little trucks sure have a lot of levers, buttons, and hooks to get the job done.
Semi trucks transport many different things around the country. From dolls to socks, and everything in between, these trucks are always on a roll.
The bright and vibrant pictures in this book transports little learners into the sky to fly around with all of the different planes.
Discover the world of boats with this transportation book for little learners. The rhyming text will have your kiddos reading right along with you in no time at all.
A little more fun has been added to this classic song in this book. We always sing the song after, pair students up, and row their pretend boat together.
Race cars are one speedy way to get these kiddos to enjoy reading. As always, Nat Geo has some fantastic photos that take readers straight to the pit stop for an up-close look at a race.
Build a hot rod with a hampster that has a need for speed! Get ready, because your little learners will want to read this story over and over.
There are so many different ways to get around the neighborhood. How do your little learners travel from home to school? Read this book to discover all of the different modes of transportation and infuse student’s family culture at the same time.
Take a look at what transportation looks like around the world. Your little learners can find the similarities and differences between the cultures with the help of the realistic photos.
A fun and quick activity you can do with your little learners is to have them make different transportation noises from the honk of a car to the whistle toot from a train, I know you will get some creative results!
Now it’s time to plan your transportation centers! Check out my favorite Transportation themed center and activities HERE and don’t forget to grab the FREE Number Roads Mats.
Change the dramatic play center into an Auto Shop! I’m sharing quick and easy ways to make Auto Shop props plus how to add literacy and math experiences into their play in THIS POST.
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Want more to check out more of my favorite books for little learners? Check out my Book List Blog Series with over 33 different themed book lists (and growing)! If there is a book list for a theme you need just let us know so we can create it for you.
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