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On the Farm
Author: David Elliott | Illustrator: Holly Meade
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Binding: Board Book
Year Distributed: 2009, 2023
Availability: Coming Soon
Themes/Topics: Farm animals
From the bull to the barn cat to the wild bunny, the farmyard bustles with life. The rooster crows, the rams clash, the bees buzz, and over there in the garden, a snake — silent and alone — winds and watches. David Elliott’s graceful, simple verse and Holly Meade’s exquisite woodcut and watercolor illustrations capture a world that is at once timeless yet disappearing from view — the world of the family farm.
Age Group 18 months
What’s Happening at this Age
- Beginning to explore books on their own
- May recite familiar stories to dolls or stuffed animals
- Hearing favorite books over and over
- May finish sentences in favorite books if you pause
Your child’s memory is expanding and they may surprise you with knowing the words of some of your favorite books and songs. Finger plays can help them to remember the songs, too. This is a busy time of brain building for your little one and you may find that they want a lot of repetition with favorite songs, stories, and activities. They’re building their own ability to engage in these things independently, so when you’re exhausted and your toddler is saying “Again! Again!” know that you’re investing in their ability to enjoy learning on their own.
Click here to see a full list of milestones for your 18-month-old as well as tips and activities for you and your toddler!
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