Learn all about flying in this fun read aloud Amazing Airplanes.
Through sing-song rhyme, kids learn all about planes what it’s like to fly from take-off to landing.
The bright, simple, and engaging illustrations make this an easy read to follow along.
Let’s get ready to learn all about planes!
Be sure to stick around from start to finish to access your read along, printable activity, and BONUS story.
What’s It About?
Do you want your child to have a great understanding of what it is like to fly?
If you answered yes, this story has you covered.
Follow an adorable animal crew and their flying experience!
You are exposed to luggage check-in, the flight crew, plane parts, and so much more.
It is a FUN learning opportunity to educate your child all about planes.
You are also introduced to airplane parts along with beginner sight words.
Ready to read?
7 Airplane Parts – Meanings and Definitions
Build your child’s vocabulary of Airplane Parts which includes their definitions and meanings.
To jump right into the technical words, skip to 2:45 in the read aloud video.
This section is such a value add for kids to gain a deeper understanding of what key elements make up an airplane.
The control tower is where the air traffic controllers direct the planes.
The flight deck, also known as the cockpit, is where the pilot and copilot sit.
The wheels fold away while the plane is in the air.
A Hold is a place where heavy luggage is stored.
Jet engines blow out air and gas to accelerate the plane forward.
The terminal is the building at the airport where you go to catch your flight.
Airplane wings are hollow and smoothly shaped to make them move easily through the air.
Next, let’s dive into the sight words your child is exposed to.
Beginner Sight Words
This book is made for toddlers to preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years.
To put it simply, sight words are words we teach our young readers to know by heart.
These are everyday words you see and hear often like you, me, the, a.
Throughout Amazing Airplanes your child is introduced to the following Pre-K sight words:
- a, and, at
- in, is, it
- the, to
Involve your child with these sight words during the read aloud or while reading the story on your own.
As your child follow along, feel free to keep these words handy to point out.
This activity is designed to inspire your child’s inner artist!
Get creative coloring.
Use crayons, markers, paint, glitter, or stickers to go along with the storyline.
Let your child’s imagination take over on how they want to design their own picture.
The images to color play into the theme of the story too as these are pictures your child sees throughout the story.
- Palm Tree
- Sun (even though there is no “actual” sun image in the book, the story takes place during the daytime)
Why Color? (Benefits of Coloring)
Developing a child’s fine motor skills is so important.
Holding crayons is a wonderful way to encourage fine motor development.
Coloring improves the muscle strength in your fingers, hands, wrists, and arms.
It also encourages a few other things like:
Now that we know why coloring is a fun and educational activity, let’s look at more educational books to peak a youngster’s curiosity.
The “Amazing Machines” Collection
Amazing Airplanes is part of the ever-so-popular Amazing Machines collection.
Authors, Tony Mitton and Ant Parker write about cool machines and how they work!
Through vibrant artwork and rhyming text, kids get to engage and learn about their favorites:
The collection includes the most beloved machines kids rave about.
Plus, each story comes with a helpful glossary of terms and definitions to learn about the inner workings of the machine.
To collect all ten mini-stories at once, this fantastic box is the perfect present for the machine fans.
For Ages: 3 to 5 Years
For Grades: Preschool to Kindergarten
Made For: Machine Fans
If your kid is fascinated by heavy machinery or loves airplanes, this book is for them.
It is also a great story to share before traveling or on a flight!
Book Title: Amazing Airplanes
Written By: Tony Mitton and Ant Parker
BONUS Read Aloud – Red Truck
For Ages: 2 to 5 Years
For Grades: Preschool to Kindergarten
Made For: Truck Fans
Become easily captivated in this read along with the brightly colored illustrations.
VROOM, SPLOOSH, ZOOM!
A school bus of kids just got stuck in a muddy mess.
Red Truck comes to the rescue.
Can Red Truck save the school bus and yank it out of the mud?
Final Verdict: This makes a great beginner’s book for toddlers who are fascinated with trucks and vehicles.
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