Monday, May 7, 2012

Children's Book Week- Farm Day!

Yesterday, we had the privilege of kicking off our family's celebration of Children's Book Week with a bang! We took a family field trip to Kensington Metropark's Farm Center.

Before we went, DH and I shared books about what happens on a farm with Little Man. We talked about:

  • The animals that live on the farm and the sounds they make
  • The machines that farmers use on the farm
  • That farms give us food: fruits and veggies, milk and eggs. (We choose not to go beyond a G rating when it came to the meat process)
Some of the books we read are (in no particular order):
  • The Cow Loves Cookies* by Karma Wilson
  • Senses on the Farm by Shelly Rotner
  • What the Ladybug Heard* by Julia Donaldson
  • Farm* by Elisha Cooper
  • Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig
  • The Farm by Gail Saunders-Smith
  • Cows to the Rescue by John Himmelman
  • Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman
  • My Day at the Farm by Jory Randall
  • Grandpa's Tractor by Michael Garland
  • Moo, Moo, Brown Cow, Have You Any Milk? by Phillis Gershator
*Some of my personal favorites. :)

Once at the Farm, it was a trip to remember. Little Man LOVED looking at the animals and hearing all of the different sounds on the farm, but he wasn't too hot on actually touching the animals. I don't blame him, I wouldn't want to get too close to a cow that's almost 5 times as tall as me!

I hope you enjoy some of the photos we took!

Little Lamb


These little piggies were only two days old! Born 5-4-12

Goats have really strange eyes

The Grass is Always Greener

An old gear....

Old Farm Equipment

Down by the water

Walking with Daddy

My Little Man

"Mumma! I picked you a flower!"

Through the grill of the wooden tractor

Driving the tractor

1 comment:

  1. Such cute photos. I absolutely love Kensington's Farm Center - thanks for the reminder to go visit. I am going to have to check out the book recommendations as well - my little gal is obsessed with farms, so I'm sure she'd enjoy them all!


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