Cow Cow cow!
I hear it uncountable times a day from my little one. But why do we teach about animals or animal sounds to kids?
Animals have been a go-to teaching tool in children’s books for centuries. Most of the kids’ books are animal stories :
It helps in :
🐄Building vocabulary: The sounds are simple for children to learn and connect
🐄Practice different sounds: Moo uses different tongue movements then bow bow (You tried doing it! Didn’t you?)
🐄Embrace the baby talk: We also love to imitate animal sounds and make it more fun for children.
🐄Capture attention: They are more fun and engaging then inanimate objects like a table or chair
Some of our favorite books also have animals :
- Squash and Squeeze: classic folktale, a wise old man gives a little lady strange advice to make her tiny house seem bigger. With his short instructions to bring farm animals inside, your child will hear how words come together to create sentences and commands.
- Oh dear: Children can lift the flaps, meet all the farm animals and help Buster find an egg for his breakfast
- Dear Zoo: The zoo sends a series of unsuitable pets, revealed behind flaps in the form of crates and packing cases
- The very hungry caterpillar: children’s classic that tells the story of a caterpillar as it grows into a beautiful butterfly.
- The wish cat: Holly wants a cute little kitten more than anything else in the world. But when she wishes on a star, she ends up with a scruffy cat instead!
- Lazy Ozzie: Lazy Ozzie doesn’t want to learn to fly, but Ozzie’s mother thinks it’s time for him to leave the nest, and she tells him he’d better be on the ground by the time she returns.
- Do you have my purr: Little kitten is searching for her purr and goes around the farm asking all the animals if they have it
- Wonderful Earth: One of our favorite book ever and a big lion that pops out
- Monkey Puzzle: A little monkey is looking for mum with a butterfly who keeps guessing wring animals as his mum
- Silly Suzy Goose: A goose wants to be different from the crowd and imitates all the other animals
This is just a suggestive list. You can read all these books to your 12m+ baby and the pictures are beautiful and enchanting. So, I am sure they’ll enjoy them.