Teach your Baby: Animals
Note to parents: Learn English with your baby. All underlined words are explained in EnglishChecker. To listen to audio, click the green arrow twice.
Read and Listen: New Words
On my lap
Song, Rhyme or Story time
There once was a little cow. His name was Baby Moo. Baby Moo was learning how to talk. At first he sounded like a dog!
Babies and toddlers often make animal sounds before they say the words. Animal sounds are usually different in every language. Teaching the English ones helps babies and children learn pronunciation.
Listen to the five animal sounds from your New Words list.
You can play Animal Peek-a-Boo when your baby is feeling playful in the bath, crib, or high chair. Choose a toy animal from the list and get ready to play. Use puppets, plastic toys, or homemade animals. Teach one animal a few days in a row.
Bath time is a great time to play with your baby. Many animal toys can go in the bath even if they aren't "bath toys." If you don't have the five from our "first animals" list, choose five that you do have. Look up the English words in your dictionary if you don't know them. Visit EC's Young Learners section for More Animal Sounds
What's that sound?
Play this game after you have taught your baby three or more animals.
toddlers: older babies up to age 3
pronunciation: the proper sounds that form words
peek: look secretly
bath: place where you sit and clean your body
crib: bed for babies
puppet: toy animal or doll that has a hole for your hand to go in
dictionary: book of word meanings
tissue: a soft paper wipe, used for blowing one's nose
shake: hold and move up and down
More fun for Baby:
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