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Introduce toddlers to farm lief with these farm animal books for toddlers. This collection of board books is perfect for little hands!
Board books are great for toddlers and young preschoolers, because they can hold and manipulate the books without tearing the pages.
Fill your book basket with farm animal books as you gear up for your preschool farm activities.
farm animal books for toddlers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of children’s books about farm animals that will help your toddlers learn about animals that live on the farm.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Noisy Farm– Touch, feel, and hear the animals on every page of this sturdy board book.
My Big Farm Book – On the big, sturdy board pages, they’ll discover bright, bold photographs of all kind of things they’ll see down on the farm, from animals, to crops to farm vehicles.
Farm Animals – Toddlers will love spending a day on the farm and learning the names of all the friendly animals in this beloved barnyard board book.
Peek-a-Flap: Moo – Meet all the animals as you peek and explore around a farm! Each scene features a pair of lift-a-flaps with peekaboo surprises.
On the Farm – This charming board book featuring adorable farm animals is perfect for the youngest readers! Featuring a different texture on each page, this adorable book will stimulate your child’s senses and encourage their imagination.
Open the Barn Door – Featuring 10 lift-the-flaps and a variety of barnyard favorites, including horses, chickens, cows, and pigs, this board book is a fun-filled introduction to life on the farm.
Are You a Cow? – A clever chicken narrates a playful inquiry in this charming and hilarious story perfect for Boynton fans new and old.
Do Cows Meow? – Do cows sing? Do cows cuckoo? All I know is cows go . . . MOO! Simple, rhythmic, and lots of fun, this big, brightly illustrated board book will have kids happily imitating all kinds of animal “talk.”
Moo, Baa, La La La – This raucous story about the sounds animals make—including three pigs who say “la la la!”—is just right for reading aloud.
Little Pig – Watch Little Pig play in the mud! This book features a permanently attached plush finger puppet and peek-a-boo holes in every page, giving parents and children a fun, interactive way to play and read together.
Perfect Piggies! – Piggies rock! So does Boynton. Through her eyes, her words, her music, and above all her art, we see the world with whimsy and pleasure, appreciating round noses and curly tails, floppy ears and pleasing plumpness.
Pigs in a Blanket – Interactive board book follows the daily adventures of three spirited pigs and the importance of bedtime.
Little Horse – Watch Little Horse prance in the sun in this simple, comforting story. The book features a permanently attached plush finger puppet and peek-a-boo holes in every page, giving parents and children a fun, interactive way to play and read together.
Touch and Feel: Ponies – Practice animal recognition and sounds, and help your baby learn what a pony may feel when like when touched. Pet a pony’s soft fur and smooth nose on tactile board pages that are perfect for small hands.
Horses Neigh – A horse finds other horse friends in this photographic board book.
Little Chick – In this adorable new addition to the bestselling finger puppet series, watch as Little Chick hatches out of his egg and explores the springtime world. . . only to discover exploring is always more fun with friends!
Chicken, Chicken, Duck! – Duck and his barnyard friends are up to something. One by one we meet them, and then hear their familiar sounds. But that Duck always has the last QUACK!
Little Chicken – Watch Little Chicken welcome spring in this book which features a permanently attached plush finger puppet and peekaboo holes in every page, presenting a super fun way for parents and children to play and read together.
Babies on the Farm – Introduce your baby or toddler to farm animals including goats, sheep, roosters, pigs, and more in this adorable lift-a-flap board book.
That’s Not My Goat… – Babies and little children will love exploring the different touchy-feely textures of the goats. Which parts are soft, fluffy, rough or fuzzy?
A Unicorn Named Sparkle – When Lucy sees an ad in the newspaper for a unicorn, she sends in her twenty-five cents and waits four to six long weeks for her very own unicorn to arrive. She imagines the flowers that she’ll braid into his beautiful pink mane, and she even picks the perfect name for him: Sparkle. But when Sparkle arrives, his ears are too long, his horn is too short, he smells funny–and oh, he has fleas.
Which of these farm animal books for preschoolers will you read first?
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