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Animals (My Little Carry Me Books)
Author: DK Publishing
Binding: Board Book
Year Distributed: 2012 - 2013
Availability: Past Books
Charming photographs introduce ten animal favorites with informative rhyming text about each one. A fluffy duckling, a furry dog, a big elephant, a small tree frog, a prowling tiger, a cute kitten, a beautiful fish, a playful monkey, a colorful butterfly, and a big-eared bunny are shown, and the final spread features them all again, reinforcing what has been learned.
Age Group 9 months
What’s Happening at this Age
- Beginning to ‘choose’ a bedtime book by reaching for it
- Beginning to look towards items you point to
- Enjoying hiding for peekaboo
- Imitating sounds
Your baby is likely developing some favorite books. They may even present you with what they want you to read when you hold up a couple of choices of books. Their attention span is getting longer so they may be able to enjoy a book with a couple of sentences to the page. They may also start pointing to things when you ask a question such as, ”Where’s the bunny?” Peekaboo is a favorite game as your dear one is just now starting to learn about how permanent things are. Will you still be behind your hands when you say Peekaboo? Oh good! It’s you!
Click here to see a full list of milestones for your 9-month-old as well as tips and activities for you and your baby!
Why did we select this book?
The great photographs of animals in this book will stand out for your curious child because of the publisher's choice of using bold full-color and white backgrounds. The kangaroo, dolphin, and tiger look like they could leap right off the page. The rhyming text introduces your child to rich words that they will add to their growing curiosity about language. We hope the book stays a favorite as your little one gets older and that you will see them carrying it by its convenient handle when they're walking.
As you look at the pictures in these books, point to each object you see and its word. Try to find ways to talk about the animals on each page as you read and, when you can, relate them to your child’s life. For example, you can point to the elephant’s ears and show a child their own ears. Or you can demonstrate what a kangaroo leaping would feel like by rapidly tapping your fingers up your child’s back. Then, show them what “creeping” is by slowly crawling your fingers up their back. Have fun coming up with ways to act out the wonderful actions of these animals.
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