What’s New at the Zoo?
This book teaches children not only about animal families and their habits but about math as well. Author, Suzanne Slade, and illustrator, Joan Waites do a great job showing the reader what life is like in the zoo. I love how they incorporate animal parents and children into the math equations. This helps instill the comforting feeling of family in the story. Also love how the one learns the real names for many babies and parents of each species. Filled with lovely illustrations of zoo animals, this soft backed book is sure to please. Creative Minds section continues the joy of learning after the story is done.
Come along on an animal adding adventure. Add baby animals to the adults to see how many there are all together. And while you are at it, learn what some of the zoo animals eat or what the baby animals are called. Follow the lost red balloon as it soars through the zoo. At the end of the day, count up all the animals you have seen. The “For Creative Minds” educational section includes: How many animals do you see?, Tens make friends, Adding by columns, Fact families, Food for thought, Animal matching activity, and Animal classes.
This nonfiction picture book with a cuddle factor and rhyming text includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 50-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. What’s New at the Zoo? is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension
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