Preschoolers go wild for animals! Young children's natural curiosity about the world around them extends energetically to the creatures who inhabit it. Broaden your child's understanding of living tilings by talking about the things that all animals—from a small squirrel to a giant elephant—need to live. For example, all animals need food. But different animals need different types of foods. Talk about the different types of shelters animals live in, too, from a bird's nest to a bear's den. How are these animals'
needs similar to one another's, or to your child's needs? llow arc they different? Keep the learning going with a library safari trip! Look in books or online for animals you might not have heard of.
What do those creatures eat? Where do they live? Turn the page for more animal adventures! >•
People use their feet to move from one place to another. Animals use parts of their bodies to move from one place to another, too. Some animals have feet, but others have hooves or paws. Frogs have webbed feet to help them swim.
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