Down on the Farm with Discover & Be!

Support your child's early language development with our TOP 5 FARM BOOKS!

Many of you will have already visited a farm this year to experience the lambing season, and no doubt you’ll want to go back for more! Enhance your trips to the farm this summer with these wonderful stories:   

Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins

This beautifully illustrated picture book allows you and your child to tell the story in your own way.

Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury 

A lovely tale about the importance of team work and friendship.

What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks

A Julia Donaldson classic including lots of animal noises to share... but what does a ladybird sound like?

Oh Dear by Rod Campbell

A super interactive book teaching children about the farm animals and where they live.

The Complete Book of Farmyard Tales by Heather Amery and Stephen Cartwright

Short, action packed stories for you and your child to share, this is also great as an early reader to help with recognising some high frequency words.  

Thinking about taking a trip to the farm? Why not try these local ones?

Photo from Middle Farm website -

Photo from Middle Farm website -

Blackberry Farm, Whitesmith, BN8 6JD

Middle Farm, Firle, Lewes, BN8 6LJ

Washbrook Farm, Brighton Rd, Hassocks, BN6 9EF

Springbarn Farm,Kingston Road, Lewes, BN7 3ND

Fishers Farm, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, RH14 0EG

Holmbush Farm, Holmbush Farm, Crawley Road, Faygate, RH12 4SE

Stoneywish Nature Reserve, Spatham Lane, Ditchling, BN6 8XH

It’s not quite a farm, but it’s full of lovely animals so you might want to check it out:

The Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, The Broyle, Ringmer, BN8 5AJ ()

These are just a few suggestions of books and places to visit. Perhaps you'd like to suggest some of your own?