Farms and farm animals are always such a fun learning theme. Many kids are familiar with the idea of cows and pigs, but what else lives on the farm? This fun farm emergent reader has simple, repetitive text that allows early readers to practice sight words and print tracking.
*It pairs perfectly with our Emergent Reader Bundle for tons of beginning reader options!
Farm Emergent Reader
I love using these books in small groups in my classroom where we can chat about the story and work together on our reading. There is a colored version included in the download, which is nice to assemble and then laminate to have as the “teacher copy.”
I copy off black and white sets for my kids – they are the easiest books to assemble! Simply print the pages you want double sided, cut in half, staple, and voila! You have two books ready to go.
We first go on a picture walk to see what kinds of things will be “on the farm.” This is great to build vocabulary for younger learners too who may not know all of the animal names.
We then chat a bit about the sight words we see: on, the, I, see, a.
I read the first sentence as an example, while using my fingers to point to each word as I say it, “On the farm I see a cow.“
Kids generally pick up pretty quickly on the patterns and are ready to read the next page on their own, looking at the picture for a clue as to what the last word will be.
Finger tracking is helpful and important in early reader books, that way you can be sure they are connecting their spoken word with its written form and not just reciting the book from memory.
Learning to read takes a lot of practice and patience, but it sure is fun! I think my kids favorite part is when they get to color the pictures in their copy. I always provide them a little bit of time to color at the end of our reading time, and then they get to put their book in their book box for later or take it home.
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More Farm Themed Fun
Looking for more farm activities to try with your kids? Check out these fun learning activities from some awesome kid bloggers!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Farm CVC Words // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Farm Counting Cards // Playdough to Plato
Expressing Feelings on the Farm // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Count and Graph on the Farm // Sara J Creations
Pigs in the Mud Alphabet Match // The Kindergarten Connection
Farm Animal Puzzles // Powerful Mothering
Farm Play Dough Activity // Mom Inspired Life
Farm Washing Sensory Bin // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Farm Counting Book // Recipe for Teaching
Interactive Farm Book // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station
Gross Motor Farm Game // Modern Preschool
Farm Animal Sorting // Still Playing School
Farm Fence Number Ordering Mats // Fairy Poppins
Farm Letter Sound Matching Clip Cards // Schooling a Monkey
Making Farm Footprints // Pleasantest Thing
Farm Muffin Tin Syllable Counting Game // The Educators’ Spin on It
Farm Themed Old Maid // Stay at Home Educator
Farm Emergent Reader // The Letters of Literacy
Playful Farm Animals Hands on Math // Stir the Wonder
Farm Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
Farm Animal Ten Frame Cards // Preschool Inspirations
Farm Addition Cards // The Stem Laboratory
Interactive Math Addition Book // DIY Farm Wife
Farm Animal Sentences // (Not Pictured) The Simplified Classroom
Old MacDonald’s Farm Busy Bag // (Not Pictured) Adventures of Adam