Human body

I hear a pickle

I hear a pickle

Depicting familiar sounds, smells, objects and foods, the author establishes connections between senses and emotional responses.

Children's legs and feet

Head, shoulders, knees and toes

From scraped knees to hair brushing, body parts and their names play a big role in children’s everyday lives. But, our memories of how we discovered them and when we learned their names are often a little hazy. See how many of these songs you know!

giant Pacific octopus swimming in the ocean

Comparing physiologies: Giant Pacific octopuses

Children can have some interesting perspectives on what is inside them. Cultural perceptions can also make a huge difference. Why not investigate their prior knowledge by starting a conversation about the biology of the Pacific octopus or another sea creature they have studied?

Baby holding up a heavy barbell with weights

Avocado baby

The baby in this story grows ridiculously strong from eating avocados, so much so that he can fight off burglars and move furniture around.

Wooden thermometer close up

It’s hot in here

This playful activity is a wonderful way to extend the vocabulary of temperature. The idea that people experience temperature differently and that ‘hotness’ is not fixed is fascinating to children.

Penguins walking in a line surrounded by snow

Measuring heights: Penguins

There are 17 species of penguin, ranging in height from 20-130cm tall. By measuring and recording heights, children learn skills important for scientific research. They also use criteria for classification and STEM language.

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