An illustrated presentation of the familiar folk song about railroad life.---from the publisher
32 pages 978-0786800537 Ages 4-7
Keywords: songs, sing along, classic, repetition, trains, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old
In this version of this classic American song, Nadine Bernard Westcott begins our trip in a city filled with skyscrapers and journeys us along to the distinctive landscape of the American West filled with a cactus or two, the requisite cattle and Dinah's Cafe. Rhythmic and fun to sing along.
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
Have a first or second grade class get in a line and dance around the class like a train, sing the song and then read the story.
Classroom uses: there are many vowel sounds throughout the songs which could create a fun phonics game to play in the classroom.---from Monica on Goodreads
Have the students stand on the rug and sing the song while doing “railroad movements” (Hammering stakes into the ground, blowing the whistle, laying down tracks.) Hook letters together (on train cars) to make a train. Make sure to point out which letters are the engine and which are the caboose.---from Jessica Blonder on Goodreads
Other versions of this song include:
I've Been Working on the Railroad (A Shaped Board Book on Wheels) 978-0590543170 12 pages