Today we had a delightful time learning all about the most playful animal in the ocean – the dolphin! First, we practiced our animal sign language and then we learnt all about the wonderful world of the dolphin! We even looked at a real dolphin’s skull to look at how they have special teeth for grabbing slippery fish and how their nostrils are on top of their heads to let them breathe as they leap through the waves. Next, we went on an intrepid adventure through the Aquarium to count how many dolphins we could spot. Having real dolphins in aquariums isn’t allowed in this country but we did find some model dolphins above our Eddystone exhibit! We found some Common Short Beaked dolphins and two Killer Whales, which are the largest species of dolphin! When we got back to the café we put our painting aprons on and made some terrific dolphin template art with paints and sponges. The results had us jumping for joy just like dolphins in the sea do!
Use your hand to make a dolphin jumping through the waves.
Next Week: We are learning all about the totally awesome turtle!
Toddler Tuesdays is limited to 15 spaces per session and tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis! Come along early to avoid disappointment.