To the Sea
To the Sea came in our BookRoo Box this month! It is a story of friendship and problem solving! The illustrations are unique and the story shows how important it can be to have a best friend .
Brainstorm How You Would Get Sam to the Sea
Get out some paper and crayons just like Tim did and see what create ways you and you little one(s) can come up with to get Sam back to the sea. The sillier the better!
Have a discussion with your little one about friendship. Talk with them about times they were a good friend and when someone else was a good friend to them. It may be difficult for them to come up to answers to these questions on their own. You can prompt them by saying things like, “I remember when..” “I saw you..”
Continue your discussion by talking about what things good friends do. Ask your child what they think friends do? How friends treat each other.
Some ideas from the book that showed what friendship was:
- Serving Each Other- When Time got Sam a glass of water, rescuing each other.
- Worrying About Each Other- Tim spent time thinking about Sam
- Being there for Each Other- “I see you”
Whale Facts for Kids
Here are some interesting facts about whales that you can share with your little one.
- Whales are mammals
- Whales breath air just like we do
- Some whales can stay under water for up to 90 minutes
- Whales come up to the surface
- Blue Whales are the largest and loudest animal on Earth
- Whales communicate by using body language, physical contact, and creating sounds
- Whales can swim up to 30 miles an hour
- Whales do not sleep like we do, they rest half their brain at a time so they remember to surface to get air.
- There are two types of whales Baleen Whales and Toothed Whales- they are classified by what they eat
- Baleen Whales feed off of Krill and Plankton
- Toothed Whales eat several kinds of fish like salmon, cod, and tuna along with some small mammals like seals.
- Whales are born with hair but lose it shortly after birth.
Listen to Whale Sounds
Here are some whale sounds you can listen to with your little ones
Whale Blubber Experiment
For a hands-on experience you can see how whales blubber keeps them insulated! Use the link below for step-by-step instructions on how-to using Ziploc bags, Crisco, and a bowl of ice!