The little crocodile wants to play with his brothers and sisters, but they love being in the water and, as much as he tries, he doesn’t do very well in his attempts to join in their aquatic games. He keeps trying to find ways to fit in until, one day, he changes and suddenly it makes sense that he is different.
This lovely story about finding the balance of trying to fit in while accepting your differences is a great starting point for discussing animal and human behaviours. Do cats and dogs like being in the water? Which animals like being in water? Which animals climb trees? Do you like being in the water? Do you sometimes feel different from your friends or siblings?
With our book recommendations, we want to spark an interest in children to discover STEM in their everyday lives. Most books go beyond the obvious STEM connections and can be a great starting point for exploring children’s questions and ideas further.
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Article author: Kerstin Johnson
Content Editor & Resources Developer
Kerstin is our editor and looks after all the content at Little Scientists. Her aim is to make everything as engaging and user-friendly as possible for workshop participants.