Teach preschoolers all about how mommy and daddy animals carry their babies with this fun Otter Balance Baby Animals STEAM Investigation Station! Check it out!
January is all about Baby Animals and the little guy and baby girl are having a great time! This week we’ve been learning about carrying babies and today’s topic is On the Chest. You’re definitely going to love this adorable Baby Animals STEAM activity! We for sure did!
Sea otters are such amazing creatures and we enjoyed learning more about them!They’re marine mammals who live in shallow coastal waters.
Animals such as otters and manatees carry their babies on their chest.
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Mama sea otters carry their babies on their chest because they’re not great swimmers when they’re just born. You absolutely have to find a sea otter video to share with your little kids. We watched this one!
Otter Balance Baby Animals STEAM Investigation Station
- Set out different-sized sponges and a tub of water in the block area.
- Encourage children to experiment with balancing different blocks on the sponges floating in the water.
- What kinds of things float?
- How can you make something sink?
- What other items can you try balancing?
This activity was great because both the little guy and baby girl could participate and if you look closely you can see both sets of little hands. Lol…
The little guy of course enjoyed the sea otter video, but baby girl was obviously more interested in the water. I’m not at all surprised, but the fact that we can go as deep as we want to is just one of the many reasons why I love this preschool curriculum!
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Baby Animals theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time). And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.
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