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Animal Stories

Reading is a great way to encourage language and development of literacy. When children ready they work on multiple developmental skills and learn so much. Reading young is the best place to start. Animal books are always fun and exciting for a young child and helps promote sounds and helping develop how to make sounds.

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Ready, set and explore those animal sounds!

Having infants start babbling when a teacher starts speaking to them is a great opportunity to help prepare them for conversation. Animal books are a great place to start as they encourage the creation of sounds. The Beginning of speaking comes from listening. Encouraging conversation while reading is a great place to start if the infant is of this age, but even younger infants listening to a good book is great for development. Through this activity the children are listening and also encouraged to create and mimec the sounds of the animals as you read through the book and say then your self. A younger baby will look with lots of intention and an older infant with probably try to speak or make a noise when you look at them and for example make a cat or dog noise.


• A comfy seat, maybe a nice pillow or blanket • A couple of good board books • Animals Print out

Learning Outcomes




Expressive Language Skills


Vocalizing to initiate social contact, Babbling using a wide variety of sounds,


Step 1:

Print out the two printables. Cut out the jar and the bugs.

Step 2:

Place sticky tack on the back of the bugs.

Step 3:

Have the child roll the dice and pick up the corresponding number of bugs onto the jar.

• What does a cow say? • Can you say (insert animal of choice here, Cow says) Moooo? • What’s your favorite animal? • Do you have a Cow at home? • Is a Cow big or small?

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