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Wheels on the Bus

Author: Raffi

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ISBN: 9780517709986

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Binding: Board Book

Year Distributed: 2001 - 2002

Availability: Past Books

Themes/Topics: Rhymes & Nursery Rhymes, Songs

Book Acticity

A picture-book version of Raffi's popular song follows the sights and sounds of the bus, its driver, and its passengers as they make their way around the town.

Age Group 12 months

What’s Happening at this Age

  • Looking at pictures and begin to name familiar items like dog, cup, and baby
  • Answering questions about what they see in books
  • Recognizing the covers of favorite books
  • Beginning to recognize when a book is upside down

All of a sudden, your baby doesn’t seem like a baby anymore! This is an amazing time for your little one as they’re very aware of the world around them. Even though they’re not saying them yet, your baby is already learning words. A wonderful way to learn new words is by pointing out pictures in favorite books and talking about each thing on the page. They’re also learning about how books work so having them hand you a book can give you a chance to talk about how you hold it. Letting your baby turn the pages gives you an opportunity to praise their own efforts at handling a book.

Click here to see a full list of milestones for your 12-month-old as well as tips and activities for you and your baby!

Why did we select this book?

Singing songs and rhymes is a great way to bond with your baby and share quality time together. Each time you read, talk, and sing to your dear one, you are helping their language development by introducing them to the natural sounds and patterns of speech. Combining these with actions also stimulates the brain and helps it grow.

Book Acticity
Related Activities

No matter how well you sing, your baby thinks your singing voice is the most beautiful voice on the planet. Sing along with the words of the book if you know the tune. You might need to listen to a clip online to learn it or be reminded of it. Hold your baby close as you hum or sing the classic song so your baby can feel the vibrations of the music. Every new experience is one that helps your baby grow, so sing like you are on stage and your child will be your best audience.


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