Song: The Wheels on the Bus

Related to: Hearing Words, Sing

Singing is a fun way to make language come alive for you and your child, and the music makes the words easier to remember. There are many variations to this song, consider making up one with your child.

The wheels on the bus go round and round, (Trace circles with index fingers)
Round and round, round and round.
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
All through the town.

Repeat the song substituting:
The doors on the bus go open and shut,… (Bring hands apart then together)
The people on the bus go up and down,… (Bounce up and down)
The driver on the bus says, “Move on back!…” (Point toward back)
The babies on the bus go, “Wah, wah, wah…” (Open mouth and wipe eyes with fists, as if crying)
The parents on the bus say, “Shh, shh, shh…” (Put finger to lips for “Shh” sounds)
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish… (Palms face out, move them side to side)
The horn on the bus goes honk, honk, honk… (Pretend to honk horn) (Repeat first verse)

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