Preschool series. The Let's Goers get motoring with some fun-tastic facts all about transport.
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This is the Let's Go Club but mini.
Expect making, exploring, super-sizing, dancing,
fact-finding and laughing.
We've only got a few minutes,
so get ready for some more fun from the Let's Go Club.
Fact fans, today we're finding out all about transport.
ships cruising, chuffing trains,
jumbo planes, walk to places,
speedy skaters, helicopters hovering and motorcars motoring.
Strap yourself in and let's get to those facts.
First up, traffic lights were used before cars were even invented.
Let's shed more LIGHT on this.
The first traffic light was used outside the Houses of Parliament in
London to tell horse-drawn carriages when to stop and when to go.
The only problem was that the light was powered by gas and
eventually it exploded!
Wow! That fact just BLEW my mind.
Next, there's a type of mosquito that lives in the London
Underground. I think we need to dig deeper.
The mosquitoes have set up home in the busy train tunnels,
because they like the warm and damp conditions underground.
But mosquitoes aren't the only animals that call the Tube
home sweet home.
Mice, foxes and even tortoises are all deep down neighbours.
It's hard to keep track of all those animals.
All aboard! Next stop, fact number three.
The first explorers to travel by hot-air balloon were a sheep,
a cockerel and a duck. No, I'm not quackers.
This brave bunch went up, up and away in
a balloon test flight that lasted ten minutes.
A duck was chosen, because it was used to flying high,
a cockerel, because it couldn't fly away and
a sheep, because it was the most like a person.
Now that's un-baa-lievable!
And finally there was once a traffic jam
so long that people were stuck in it for 12 days.
Now, that's a hold-up you'd want to steer clear of.
This bumper-to-bumper gridlock happened in China, because there
were too many roadworks and lots of cars and lorries breaking down.
People who lived nearby helped the stranded drivers by selling
them food and drinks. A do-it-yourself drive-through.
I wonder if they sold traffic jam sandwiches? Fact.
You can join the Let's Go Club too.
Grab a grown-up and head to the CBeebies website.
There are songs to sing, things to make and do, and CBeebies Radio too.
Remember, we're the club that never closes.
The Let's Goers get motoring with some fun-tastic facts all about transport - beep beep!
This is The Let's Go Club, but mini! Expect making, exploring, super-sizing, dancing, fact-finding and laughing.