A beautifully illustrated version of this traditional children's song.
All time favourite song illustrated using the die cut hole in a book form.
Age Range - 3 to 8 years
Type of Book - participation books and pattern books
Art Work - colourful, humourous drawings, cut out holes on
Binding - stapled
* promotes fine motor development as child manipulates
variety of shapes on the pages
* designed for child to interact with book in a physical
* uses vocabulary to communicate animal sounds (Old
MacDonald) (sensory perception)
* involves use of rhymes and patterns which repeat
throughout the books (pattern books are excellent for
children as they are very easy to memorize so the child very
quickly can master these books)
* incorporates music as most of these books are also
* provides opportunities for developing sequencing skills
as child attempts to remember sequence of animals, insects
* demonstrates print is meaningful as text matches
* child plays at reading as child reads book by memory
* assembles concrete animals, insects, birds, etc.
described in the books (eg. a toy dog, toy fly, etc.) Then
ask child to sequence these to match the stories. (this can
be done after many repeated experiences with the books).
Four of the books in this series are songs which help
children to remember a number of things in a series forwards
and backwards. As a sound, animal, piece of clothing or
number is added, its shape is cut out on the page. When
singing or "telling" the song there is a visual clue to the
next in the series. Remembering things in a series is a
mathematical and organizational skill. Doing it through song
is fun. With the visual clue to the next in the series the
children will be successful in keeping up with the adult.
This helps a child gain confidence and raise his self-
esteem - the feeling of "I can do it". They can then do it
on their own or singing to a sibling.
Old MacDonald had a Farm
Cut outs of each animal on a farm appears in this book as it
is added to the very familiar song. When you turn the page
the sound that each animal makes, is written in the cut out
shape. Old Macdonald wears a kilt and the Lochness Monster
is pictured so that those parents who wish, may go from this
book to an atlas and discuss social studies.
Give your child the opportunity to open the door to music in their life for a lifelong journey.