Already a
member?
Forgotten Password?
Sign Up
Two Can Learn Better than One!

Tags: hibernation

Hibernating Animals

Permalink 22/10/12 05:56, by Tikal, Categories: Learning Play , Tags: autumn, badger, bat, bee, frog, hamster, hedgehog, hibernation, ladybird, moth, projects, sleep, squirrel, wasp, winter

Sign up FREE to ToucanLearn to receive hundreds of activities, games and craft for preschool children! Find out more...

As we move into autumn, a number of wild animals will settle down and hibernate for the winter. Hibernation is a topic that young children will cover early on in their schooling, but there's nothing to stop you giving them a head start and talk with them about hibernation yourself.

The topic introduces changes in seasons as well as different animals. You may or may not be familiar with animals that hibernate. In the UK you can expect the following to hibernate during winter:-

  • Badgers
  • Bats
  • Frogs
  • Hedgehogs
  • Squirrels

Many insect also hibernate, including:-

  • Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Ladybirds
  • Moths
  • Wasps

Some animals hibernate in their natural habitat but do not in a domestic setting, such as hamsters and mice.

Some insects survive the winter in different forms, either as eggs (only hatching in the spring), nymphs, larvae or pupae - none of which technically hibernate.

Use the internet with your little ones to find pictures of animals that hibernate, talk about how these animals and insects sleep during the winter, and learn what they all look like.



Search

March 2017
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 << <   > >>
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Hi! I'm Tikal the Toucan, the mascot for ToucanLearn. Follow my blog to find out interesting things relating to babies, toddlers and preschool children!

Sign up FREE to ToucanLearn to follow our activity based learning programme for babies, toddlers and children. We offer hundreds of fun learning craft, games and activities - every activity is aimed at the capabilities of your specific children. Download custom activity sheets, and log their progress in each child's unique Daily Diary!

You'll also find sticker and reward charts, certificates, number and letter practice. Every activity links into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) areas of learning and development.

Fill in our Daily Diary to log progress against the EYFS and add photo entries instantly simply by sending them straight from your phone. You can share diaries back with parents or childminders so that everyone can enjoy watching your children develop.

XML Feeds




powered by b2evolution

©2017 by ToucanLearn Ltd.

Credits: PHP framework
Powered by Amazon Web Services