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Animals including Humans

In this unit, children learn about how humans and other animals are born, grow and change, and what we need to survive and be healthy. Children classify different kinds of animal babies, learn about the basic needs that are shared by humans and animals, and research the differing needs of animals within our care. Focusing their own experiences, children explore the need for humans to eat a varied diet, to keep themselves clean, and to take regular exercise. Throughout the unit, the learning materials encourage children to make positive choices that contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

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Make it: Learn about nutrition and a healthy, balanced diet by helping your child cook a meal.


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Go Online: Plenty of resources on the unit, including free activities that can be downloaded -


Read: Animals and Their Young: How Animals Produce and Care for Their Babies (Animal Behavior) by Pamela Hickman