Down at the Station

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This is a fun rhyme that you and your child can take turns in leading.

Say the rhyme through once, then encourage your child to join in with the sounds. You can make up your own actions too. If your little one has a toy train that can join in, even better!

It goes like this:

Down at the station early in the morning,

See the little puffer trains all in a row.

Here comes the driver to start the engines

Puff puff, peep peep, off we go.

Puff puff, peep peep, off we go.

Puff puff, peep peep, off we go.

Down at the station early in the morning,

See the little puffer trains all in a row.

Here comes the driver to start the engine.

Chuff chuff, toot toot, off we go.

Chuff chuff, toot toot, off we go.

Chuff chuff, toot toot, off we go.

Repeat the rhyme and add different sounds, like ‘clack clickety clack, off we go.'

You can also talk to your child about the trains and where they might be going. Are they taking people on holiday, to work or visit friends?

Good to know

Repeating rhymes and stories are good for the brain. It teaches children how language works.