Theme Layout

Boxed or Wide or Framed

[Wide]

Theme Translation

Display Featured Slider

Featured Slider Styles

[Fullwidth]

Display Grid Slider

Grid Slider Styles

Display Trending Posts

No

Display Author Bio

Display Instagram Footer

Learn About Farm Animals Mommas and Babies


I remember growing up watching Green Acres, and I guess you know how old I am by me saying that, but the show was hilarious. You take a city girl and put her in the country and the laughter ensues. The closest I got to a farm was seeing the chickens run around outside and the roosters crowing at 6am or even earlier in the morning, when I lived in the Caribbean. When I moved to Brooklyn, New York, the concrete jungle, my chances of going to a farm then became almost nil and the closest we've got, was visiting the petting zoo at either the Brooklyn or the Bronx Zoo. Madison my youngest is a lover of animals and has no fear. She loves to touch them, but we all know that some animals aren't always friendly and it's not a good idea to go up to a strange animal and pet them. Well Learning Resources has brought a way to introduce farm animals to your child without taking him/her to the farm. It's an amazing way to learn about Farm Animals Mommas and Babies.


When Learning Resources contacted me about checking out their Jumbo Farm Animals Mommas and Babies, I was in Europe and I first thought, well Madison is a little too big for those, but never underestimate the power of toys. I usually consult with Madison before accepting most products relating to her and she said "Yes I want them!". So upon our return we received a package in the mail with her Jumbo Farm Animals. The bad news was that she came down with pneumonia so it took us a while before we actually opened our box and start playing. Here's something that most parents don't think about when playing with toys of any variety, and I class myself in there as well, since most times I just buy a toy and let her play, but what ways can we incorporate learning? The Jumbo Farm Animals Mommas and Babies has numerous ways you can incorporate learning into play. Here are just a four easy ways to do so.


1. Animal Facts: Did you know that cows can produce over 200,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime? Or how about a one-year-old sheep is called a hogget, while a baby is called a lamb. Baby piglets eat so much that they double their weight in their first week of life, and a baby goose is called a gosling.

2. Animal Differences: You can start by asking your child simple questions. Which animal has fur and which has feathers? Do any of the animals lay eggs? You'll be surprised at the answers and children know a lot more than we give them credit for.

3. Pretend Play: - Pretend play lets your child imagination run wild and there's nothing better than a kid with a great imagination, they also tend to be a lot more creative. Have your child pretend to be an animal by making animal sounds.

4. Math: This is perfect for the beginner just learning how to count. With 10 animals we can add and subtract and make math time fun.


I was very impressed with Learning Resources Jumbo Farm Animals Mommas and Babies. The detailing for the animals was very impressive and I especially loved the fact that they are plastic so they can be wiped cleaned easily with a sanitizing wipe. We all know how kids are when it comes to toys. It's wipe nose, touch toys, cough, sneeze, touch toys again, so that was an added bonus for me. The pieces are big enough for little ones to play with ease, but they are not recommended for children younger than 2. This is a great hands on toy that will have your kids playing for hours. Make it a learning experience and learn a few fun facts about farm animals yourself and pick a Jumbo Farm Animals Mommas and Babies for your own little ones!

Here are the ways to connect with Learning Resources:



Let's discuss: How do you incorporate learning with play?

Annmarie John
46 Comments
Share :

46 comments:

  1. When I was a kid I wanted farm animals so bad! Funny enough, my son wasn't into anything other than cars when he was a toddler. I'm getting animal farms for my daughter though! Singing song was one way that I incorporated learning with my son.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was a tom boy growing up since I had no sisters and 2 brothers. However I was never really interested in animals besides our dogs that we owned. Madison on the other hand is obsessed with all things animals, so she really loved this. :)

      Delete
  2. I love toys that prompt kids to use their imagination! I grew up in the country and we moved to town when I was a teen. My mom and dad still have the farm in the country and they had cows and pigs for years. There's nothing like visiting the farm to take me back to my childhood. This looks like such a great way for kids to learn about farm animals.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh how exciting that must have been. I wish I could visit a farm up close myself and you're right, this is a great way for kids to learn about the farm life.

      Delete
  3. These little farm animals are adorable and I know my kiddos would love them. Learning Resources make great quality toys and I'm sure these are the same. I love that they encourage learning and are easy to make into learning opportunities!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They sure do and the quality for all their toys are amazing.

      Delete
  4. I always love when you can turn play into a learning experience but still keep it fun! Even just simple things like "what does the cow say" can make play into learning....or learning into play.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes it truly is a great way to incorporate learning with play.

      Delete
  5. Oh these are great! My kids had some similar figures when they were younger. They loved them!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm sure they did! Madison is in love with hers.

      Delete
  6. For some reason farm animals never ever go out of style. Not matter what age you are you are always down to play with animals.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can say that is true. Madison sure loves her animals and I even got down with her.

      Delete
  7. What a great sounding set - I always wanted to own a small holding, I don't think I ever will be that would be the dream lol x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And it's ok to have dreams and you never know, it just may come true one day.

      Delete
  8. This is super cute, what a fun way to learn about farm animals... I love that there are so many ways children can learn through play!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There really is a lot of ways for kids to learn. Whenever you buy a toy, think of all the possibilities.

      Delete
  9. I love toys that are hands on and can teach children in many different ways (from animals to math). I also love toys that can be easily washed as well!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Don't you just love that? There's nothing worse than having toys just loaded with the ickies.

      Delete
  10. My sister is a huge fan of farm animals! She always wanted to but her that. Thanks for sharing this great post.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome Nicole, and now you have a set that you can get her.

      Delete
  11. I loved going to my grandparents farm as a kid. These are a toy that kids of all ages would love.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh how I wished I was able to go to a farm when I was younger. I'm sure you had a lot of fun there.

      Delete
  12. These are great suggestions of how to make these toys educational. Fun facts are always a great way to learn.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes it really is a great way to learn.

      Delete
  13. My toddler would love this toy. Learning Resources has great products for learning and fun. We will have to order this for one of our homeschool lessons.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They sure do and their line is extensive. They will be great for homeschooling.

      Delete
  14. This would be an educational toy for kids. They get to learn new things about animals and they get to enjoy playing with the animals.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's what I like to call a win-win situation.

      Delete
  15. This would be perfect for my friends little girl. She has been getting so interested in farms. I will have to get her one for her birthday.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm sure she will greatly appreciate it.

      Delete
  16. What a cute set for little ones. I bet my little boy would love playing and learning about these too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm pretty sure he would. Most kids just love animals.

      Delete
  17. All great tips, it's a great thing when you can incorporate tactile learning and allow kids to learn with toys and with play and real life experiences!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is so true but you can learn from anything. Just think about it. Life is just one big learning experience.

      Delete
  18. I am just loving it, these little farm animals are really so cute & the best thing about it is ours kids would have a fun learning experience with such toys. A wonderful set of educational toy that I would want for my kids as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And I think you should totally get them for your own little ones. :)

      Delete
  19. My granddaughter has recently decided she wants to become a vet when she grows up, I think it has a lot do with the farm animals we got her as a young child. :) I really appreciate this post and the helpful information for parents! Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're very welcome Susan and that is so great that playing with animals has made her now want to be a vet.

      Delete
  20. What a cute game and a great way to teach Madison about animals. Definitely a great idea for a fun, educational tool.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes it is a great educational tool and oh the things that we can learn. Did you know those fun facts?

      Delete
  21. We try to incorporate learning into play as much as we possibly can. Most of the time my kids don't even realize that we are learning!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And that's how you make learning fun! The best way to go.

      Delete
  22. Omg my daughter has farm animals like these and plays with them all the time! Love it when toys are both fun and educational so kiddos don't even realize they are learning

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is so true. While Madison thinks she's playing, she's also learning and don't even know it.

      Delete
  23. Learning while playing is the best way of knowing things and being informative. They spend hours and hours on a toy or a game and when they are done, they start with "Mom, did you know...." Oh! it is so productive and such a happy feeling. Thankyou for providing with such an amazing review. the personal touch added with all the pics are simply great. I am sharing it on Logic Roots Twitter and facebook page this week. Do check it out.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YES!! That's exactly how it works. Just recently she was watching a YouTube Kids video and she came to me and said "mommy do you know why a hammer head shark is called a hammer head shark", I said "no why?", "because their head looks like a hammer". Don't underestimate the value of play. :) Thanks for stopping by.

      Delete

[name=AnnMarie John] [img=https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-X9gUeVik-ZY/WJjwNTOobII/AAAAAAABTJ4/qEhU0n62_AIo-j6-6LA2OFOr44lKCHASwCLcB/s100/AnnMarie%2BJohn%2BHeadshot.JPG] [description=AnnMarie John is a lifestyle blogger, mom of 4, retired army veteran and a huge Disney lover. Formerly from the beautiful island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean and now living in colorful Colorado, she loves sharing her opinions on everything, crafting and food.] (facebook=http://www.facebook.com/theannmariejohn) (instagram=http://www.instagram.com/theannmariejohn) (twitter=http://www.twitter.com/theannmariejohn) (pinterest=http://www.pinterest.com/theannmariejohn) (email=mailto:annmarie@annmariejohn.com)

Follow @TheAnnMarieJohn