Two words to impress your kids and your friends from the latest Zoobooks Animal Babies (page 2):

Some animal babies, whether they are born or hatched, emerge highly developed. These babies require little or no care or training. They are precocial. Others still have a long development stage and need a lot of care from their parents. These babies are altricial.

Play a game that will cement the learning. One person names an animal and the next person labels it precocial or altricial. If you aren’t sure of the answer, do some research together to find out – that’s a great way to model learning, practice research and have fun together! Play the P-A game in the car, around the dinner table, with a crowd of kids or just two.