Baby_turtleZootles is a great way for your kids to build their vocabulary and draw connections about the natural world. For instance, turtles can live in land or water, but even though they have different habitats, they’re all cold-blooded, meaning that they rely on the environment to keep their bodies warm. Instead of staying at one ideal body temperature like us, turtles need to move back and forth between warm sunlight and cool shade to keep their bodies at the right temperature.

But in addition to learning new words and bridging ideas, kids can have fun with reading by learning new fun facts. For example, turtles have no teeth—instead, they use their hard beaks to chomp down on foods like plants, fish, insects, and even snails. What are some fun facts about animals that your family loves?

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