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Hen on the Farm

Author: Lucy Cousins

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ISBN: 9781564020321

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Binding: Cloth Book

Year Distributed: 2001 - 2003

Availability: Past Books

Themes/Topics: Farm animals

Book Acticity

A wordless picture book on cloth pages featuring things found on the farm.

Age Group Newborn

What’s Happening at this Age

  • Recognizing familiar voices
  • Gazing at high contrast pictures
  • Looking at faces

Your little one is just getting used to the world around them. That includes getting to know YOU in a new way! Up until now, your baby has only heard your voice. Your voice is the most important thing in their world right now. Singing and talking to them as you soothe them reinforces that connection. Reading simple books, even though they don’t understand them, gives you another way of sharing your connection. As their vision develops, they will be increasingly drawn to faces. When you talk with them, putting your face within 12 inches of theirs will help them connect your face to the sound that they already love!

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Related Activities

Though there are no words on the page of Hen on the Farm, there’s plenty to talk about with your child. Consider pointing to the objects on the page and talk about what is happening in the pictures. Make connections with those pictures and what you see outside your window. Say, “Look! There’s a tree outside just like the one in the book.” By making these connections to words and real life objects, you’re helping your baby’s brain grow.


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