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Learning About Life on the Farm
While we don’t live on a farm, it sometimes feels like it because of all the critters we care for. We became backyard farmers to a certain extent as a result of one of our field trips a few years ago. My sons came home from an alpaca farm with three fertilized eggs, which they successfully incubated and hatched. Now I’m a chicken mom, and our hens are actually the best pets we’ve ever had!
There are several farms near where we live, so we take advantage of field trip opportunities for hands-on learning. Of course, a great way to introduce or follow up on these field trips is to read farming themed books. Even if you can’t visit a one in person, reading books like The Year at Maple Hill Farm will make you feel like you’ve had a glimpse into farming life.
Here are some links for farm-related activities:
Below are some of our favorite farm themed books for kids. If you have any favorites that we’ve missed, add your suggestions in the comments below. While your’e here, link up your family-friendly posts so we can pay you a visit.
Our favorite farm themed books
- The Year At Maple Hill Farm
- James Herriot’s Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small
- Big Red Barn
- The Jolly Barnyard (Little Golden Book)
- Old MacDonald Had a Farm (Little Golden Book)
- The Little Red Hen (Little Golden Book)
- Barnyard Dance! (Boynton on Board)
- Baby Farm Animals (A Little Golden Book Classic)
- Where Do Chicks Come From? (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
- Chicks & Chickens
- Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
- Sheep in a Jeep (board book)
- Beatrice’s Goat
- Charlie the Ranch Dog
- Dream Snow
- Winter on the Farm (Little House Picture Book)
- Little House on the Prairie (Little House, No 3)
- Thimble Summer
- The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm
- Charlotte’s Web
- Farmer Boy (Little House)
- Diary of an Early American Boy
- Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life
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- 100 Days of Art from Our Unschooling Journey Through Life
And now for the link up!
This list has our topics for 2016, but you don’t have to stick to that, any family-friendly posts are welcome.
Our hosts will still share a themed selection each week.
If you’d like to join us as a co-host in the new year, please contact Anne.
Anne @ Learning Table
Dawnita @ Prairie Dust Trail
Leah @ Sandy Toes Creations