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Did you know Penguin Awareness Day is arriving on January 20th?
It’s a day to raise awareness about flightless birds. It’s also the perfect time to introduce our preschoolers to these fascinating creatures of Antarctica.
5 Awesome Books to Read for Penguin Awareness Day
Penguin Problems. Penguin Problems is a funny book and made us laugh. It’s all about a penguin who wakes up on the wrong side of the bed. Nothing goes right. It’s too cold, he can’t fly, and he waddles too much. Is there anything good about life in Antarctica?
Penguin Chick walks you through the life of an emperor penguin. First the mother lays a single egg, but not in a nest like other birds. Instead the father scoops the egg onto his feet. The book continues to describe the life of the penguin family until the penguin chick is strong and old enough to go to the journey to the ocean himself.
Penguins. Full of stunning photography, Smithsonian’s book begins by explaining why penguins are birds even though they can’t fly and are wonderful swimmers. The delightful book moves on to give fascinating details about penguins and their lives in the antarctic. Preschoolers even learn about the tiny fairy penguins which are the smallest of all the types.
Emperor Penguin: The World’s Biggest Penguin. Have you ever wondered how an emperor penguin stays warm during the coldest of cold weather? Why they have to walk a 100 miles to lay their eggs? Or how the fathers stay warm during the freezing winds in Antarctica? You’ll find all your answers and more in the book Emperor Penguin!
Pierre the Penguin: A True Story. Pierre the Penguin lived at the California Academy of Sciences with 19 other penguins. Life was good until Pierre lost his feathers. How is a penguin to stay warm without his feathers? How can he swim? What can be done for poor Pierre?
Penguins are a fascinating bird to introduce to preschoolers. They’re a bird which can’t fly. They live in the cold and inhospitable climates of the south. And they look so charming in their black and white tuxedos.
Have you introduced penguins to your preschoolers?