Lots to See,
Lots to Say!
(see pdf for art specs and suggested ancillary text intended to enhance early learning concepts and prompt caregiver/child conversation about what they see in the picture.)
the stairs we go.
Take it easy, nice and slow.
There’s lots to see and lots to say
When we go walking every day!
Window, window, window, DOOR!
Count them up: 1, 2, 3, 4.
Pigeon, pigeon pigeon, CAT!
One is skinny, three are fat. (abuela feeding pigeons)
Jingle, jingle, OPEN the door!
See the man who sweeps the floor. (at bodega/corner store)
Apples, grapes, and peaches -- YUM!
Fruit man! Fruit man! Sell us some!
Taxi, trolley, trash truck, bus.
Drivers! Drivers! Wave to us!
DONT walk. DON’T walk. DON’T walk. Then . . .
Flash! The WALK sign tells us when!
Back and forth, and slide slide SLIDE!
The rocking horse is fun to ride!
(playground: swings, slides, and more)
Sparkly fountain, splish-splash-SPLISH.
In goes a penny, out jumps a fish!
Up, up, up and down, down, down.
Raindrops fall all over town!
Clickety, clickety, clickety clack.
“WHOOSH!” comes the train.
We all step back.
Baby, baby, baby, MOM!
Happy, sleepy, fussy, calm. (mom w/3 babies; mom is the calm one)
Buildings rise up, tall, tall, TALL!
Down below, a painted wall. (view from train: skyscrapers & mural)
Hungry, hungry! Get a snack!
Count five pretzels in a stack. (vendor cart)
Big truck, big truck, big truck, SMALL.
“Honk, honk, honk!” we tell them all. (city construction scene)
Whisper, whisper. Look, look, LOOK!
Time to choose a brand new book! (bustling library)
Up, up, up the stairs we go.
Take it easy,
Home, home, HOME. The day is done.
Seeing and saying was so much fun!