Elephants are highly lovable creatures. Both adults and children can agree to that. If your child happens to be a big elephant fan, it is only fair you teach your little one as much as you can about nature’s wonderful creation. Following are some of the ways you can use in order to expand your child’s horizons about elephants.
It is no wonder a book is the best way to build up on knowledge, regardless of the subject matter. There are a number of elephant books out there that tell exciting stories, offer valuable advices and teach important life lessons of friendship, manners, kindness and compassion. Popular elephant storybooks include The Story of Babar, Elmer, The Saggy Baggy Elephant, Horton Hears a Who! and many more. Although children’s storybooks combine fiction with facts, it is nevertheless a great way to strengthen your child’s interest as compared to handing them an elephant encyclopedia.
Documentaries combine both the goodness of visual effects and real life mechanics of an elephant’s life. Documentaries with subtitles are a great way for children to learn about the wilderness and also get hold of the real life facts instead of just being exposed to fiction and stories.
Taking online or offline elephant quizzes with your child will not only be fun but also offer a chance to deeply enhance both of your knowledge about the animal. The answers you or your child gets wrong can then be further researched and hopefully you will come across an additional detail or two that never really goes in vain.
When documentaries and quizzes get monotonous and boring, it is time to switch to movies. Remember that in the beginning, your focus should be on building your child’s interest in the animal instead of forcing down details and facts down his throat. Once the interest is developed, your young one will himself find ways to quench his thirst. Go for popular elephant movies for kids like the Ice Age Series, Disney’s Dumbo, Tarzan, Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, George of The Jungle, Horton Hears a Who!, and many more.
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Place in your child’s room posters of elephants marked with various facts, qualities, body parts etc. You can also invest in educational toys about elephants and other activities like puzzles, coloring- books and play-Doh.
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