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How Do We Get There?

Kick off your Transportation unit by reading aloud our poem below. Read each stanza aloud to familiarize children with it. Then reread the first line of each stanza and encourage children to respond with the second line.

How do you go to school each day?
By bus, by car, or another way.

How do you visit gram far away?
Hop on a jet plane and fly there today.

How do ripe oranges get to Maine?
Packed up in boxes and sent on a train.

How do car parts ride to Mich-i-gan?
They travel in trucks or a special van.

How do stores get the toys you buy?
Some toys sail on ships 'cross oceans so wide.

People and things move about it's true.
Without transportation, what would we do?


Sue LaBella, Education World's early childhood editor, is a former teacher who loves writing poems for young children. She especially enjoys writing rhymes that make children smile. Susan lives in Connecticut with her family and her bulldog named Daisy. She has written fun rhymes to fit many themes. Visit her archive of rhymes for early childhood classrooms.

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