Today we had a totally awesome time learning all about turtles! First, we practiced our animal sign language and then we learnt all about how many sea turtles there are, what makes them special and what their favourite things to eat are. Next, we discovered all about the big adventures that baby turtles go on after they first hatch from their eggs! Mummy sea turtles lay lots of eggs and bury them in the sand to keep them nice and safe, but when baby turtles hatch out they must quickly crawl back to the sea. We all decorated our own baby turtles and took them out into the Aquarium to race them across the floor of our Atlantic Ocean exhibit! Our little turtles made it safely into the sea thanks to our wonderful huffing and puffing and fanning! When we got back to the café we had a close look at a real turtle shell and then sang our special Open Oceans song! We all had a fintastic time learning about turtles!
What makes sea turtles special?
Next Week: Is our final session of Toddler Tuesdays before February Half Term! We’ll be finishing our adventures on the open ocean by learning all about Plankton!
The sessions run from 10:30 to 11:30 every Tuesday morning during term time in our Waves café. We charge a ticket price of £1 per toddler (2-4 years old) with grownups and siblings under 2 able to come along for free. One grownup will always have to stay with the toddler throughout the session.
Anyone attending the sessions will also need to have paid for entry to the Aquarium beforehand. All of our tickets come with a year’s pass to the Aquarium so once you have paid entry the only charge for attending Toddler Tuesdays would be the ticket for the Toddler.