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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Babies

A Talk & Read Activity for Babies

Amazing Animals

Talk & Read Explore lots of words with your child.


Amazing Animals

Babies enjoy pictures of animals and they like talking about them too. When reading a book about animals point to the pictures and name them. If your baby is pointing let him take the lead. Occasionally talk about how the animals look, where they live or how they sound. And of course, talk about which animals are your favorites. Baby may not be talking about animals yet, but he is definitely learning lots of words about them!


Old MacDonald

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm he had a cow, E-I-E-I-O.
With a moo, moo here and a moo, moo there,
Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo, moo.
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.

Continue to add verses!


Click the book jackets to find these books and more at the Library.

Find these books at

  • Hello, Baby Animals!
  • Hello, Baby Animals! by Amelia Hepworth
  • Hello, Farm!
  • Hello, Farm! by Amelia Hepworth
  • Step by Step
  • Step by Step by


Thursday, February 2

  • 10 a.m., Storytime, Midtown Carnegie Branch

Friday, February 3

  • 10 a.m., Storytime, Library Station
  • 11:15 a.m., Storytime, Library Station

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