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Who am I? Baby Animals
Author: DK Publishing
Binding: Board Book
Year Distributed: 2016 - 2017
Availability: Past Books
Themes/Topics: Animals, Play
This book is packed with age-appropriate text introducing simple facts and fun images of baby animals. Who Am I? Baby Animals lets your baby discover who is hiding as you read the clues together. Young children will be delighted to discover which of their favorite animals, from kittens to cubs and rabbits to fawns, are waiting to be discovered. Your toddler will love the playful and familiar guessing in this book, perfect for reading aloud and encouraging word recognition. Watch as they investigate and explore each page--a perfect combination of learning and play.
Age Group 15 months
What’s Happening at this Age
- Showing you how much they love reading by carrying books around and handing books to you to read
- Answering questions by pointing with one finger, like when you ask, “Where is the squirrel?”
- Recognizing when a book is upside down
- Beginning to show empathy, like looking sad when viewing a picture of another child crying
Your toddler is able to communicate a great deal with a small but growing vocabulary! Their ability to point at objects to gain your attention is a huge milestone that tells you they’re aware that you have a perspective that’s different from their own. This is called “shared attention” and it’s an important part of communicating and caring for others. Books about friends and family are very interesting to your toddler and talking together about what you’re reading will increase your child’s learning.
Click here to see a full list of milestones for your 15-month-old as well as tips and activities for you and your toddler!
Why did we select this book?
We like to select books that allow families to easily engage in conversations with their children. This book comes ready-made with engaging questions that allow you to wonder together what animal is hiding on the next page. The diecut or window in each page adds to the anticipation and curiosity by giving toddler hands something to explore and grip.
Asking questions is important in your relationship with your child and with their books, but you do not always need a response. Asking questions of your child is meant to trigger thinking, not always answers. When you read this book, do not expect your child to have the answers. Instead, model ways of thinking about the question, “Ooh! I think this gives us a clue!” Let the turning of the page answer the question, and as your child grows to love this book, they may have the answer before the page turn.
Moving our bodies is as important as exercising the brain with questions. This book has so many suggestions for pretending to be an animal with movements and noises. Have fun doing this with your child. This pretending could make this book a favorite and a favorite book is a great leap in learning!
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