Kids learn through playing. Nursery rhymes and songs are playful ways to make language acquisition and learning attractive and fun for kids. Kids could learn about culture and basic facts from songs. Singing could help kids develop their language and literacy skills, improve their communication and social skills, and boost their cognitive development. Action rhymes, which combines singing with body movements, could help kids enhance their physical development, boosting their motor and coordination skills.
The wheels on the bus is a classical American action nursery rhyme from the 1930s. The lyrics in each verse changes with corresponding new actions being added. For example, the verse that “wheels go round and round” has the action of rolling hands around each other: The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round. The wheels on the bus go round and round, all through the town. (Roll hands around each other.)
This worksheet provides the lyrics of “the wheels on the bus” and the actions involved. Parents can use this worksheet to teach their kids this popular song, which is easy to memorize and sing.