Over in the Meadow

Author: Jane Cabrera

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ISBN: 9780823444762

Publisher: Holiday House

Binding: Hardcover

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Animal moms and their babies learn and play together on a beautiful day over in the meadow. But each family is a different size. Can you number them all? Perfect for going over numbers and counting with very young readers, this colorful reinvention of Over in the Meadow includes several spreads to sum up all the count-able animals in easy-to-read groupings. Jane Cabrera's uniquely textured art and whimsical lyrics will have readers singing and counting along in story hours, or one-on-one settings. A fun way to bring learning home!


Age Group 24 months

What’s Happening at this Age

  • Pretending to read books
  • Finishing sentences in their favorite books
  • Scribbling on paper
  • Knowing names of books and identifying them by the picture on the cover
  • Turning pages right to left
  • Making connections between pictures and real life, like noticing their own shoes when they see a picture of shoes.

A whole lot of learning goes into how your toddler is interacting with books now! You’ve been reading to them for two years and now they know how to hold the book so their stuffed animals can see the pictures when your toddler “reads” to them. Your child may even be pointing out interesting things on the page and asking questions just like you do when you read to them. They likely have a favorite book that they want you to read, and that they may even pretend to read to you. This may not seem important as they’re “just pretending” but they’re doing all the things a skilled reader does without actually reading the text. This pretending is an important part of becoming a reader. When they “read” to you, it’s your turn to say, “Again! Again!” and know that you’re building a reader!

Click here to see a full list of milestones for your 2-year-old as well as tips and activities for you and your toddler!


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