I grabbed the original version of "Baby Farm Animals" from Tarheel Reader, and then embellished it with a bit of dialogue, a new last page, and icons for kids to match. When cutting out the icons to match in the book, I would leave the two word phrases together (e.g. 'baby horse'--don't cut out 'baby' separately). It makes for less of a cluttered experience.
Check out the pictures---who wouldn't love the baby dog?
This book is great for April---baby animals seem to be born then! Work with the kids on many levels:
- basic matching
- combining two words
- commenting (what do you think the kitten is saying?)
- talking about remote events (Do you have a pet? What does it do?)
- Making choices (What animal do you like the best? Why?)
Click here to download the book and icons.