Spring has sprung!! Let’s talk to the children about what is happening in nature at this time of year.
Farm animals are familiar to preschoolers and I like to use the change of season as an excuse to teach the kids that babies are born in the spring. Start with the new vocabulary. Sing “Old MacDonald had a farm“. Now we are going to add smaller animals beside the big ones to teach baby animal names:
- Cow – calf
- Sheep – lamb
- Horse – foal
- Goat – kid (baby humans are called kids too LOL)
- Pig – piglet
- Duck – duckling
- Dog – puppy
- Cat – kitten
The song now replaces ‘cow’ with ‘calf’ and the child puts out his or her smaller plastic cow.