Welcome to the Animal Adventures program. Here you will find fun animal books, rhymes, stories, facts, and links to more animal information and activities on the web. We hope you have a great time exploring all these animal activities.
Find fun animal facts on the National Geographic Kids website.
Request these animal books that encourage creativity from the Library Catalogue
Enjoy reading 'Sloth at the Zoom' on TumbleBooks! Click the book cover to get started.
Animal Sounds Activity
Next time you read a book about animals, try making some fun animal noises.
You can point to the animals in the book and ask your child if they know what kind of animal it is. If they do, ask them what sound it makes and encourage them to make that sound.
Felt Board Fun with Ginny: Five Red Strawberries
Rhyme Time with Tegan: A Nest for a Bird
Fast and Slow Animal Facts
Fast Animal Facts:
Cheetahs are the fastest land animal in the world and they can accelerate (that means speed up) faster than a sports car. They can go from standing still to travelling 69 miles per hour in 3 seconds. Cheetahs can run fast because they are very light, and have long tails that help them balance.
The fastest flying insect is a dragon fly! They can travel at a speed of 35 miles an hour.
Rabbits and hares can run very fast because they have strong hind legs.
The Ostrich is the biggest bird in the world and while they can’t fly, there are the fastest bird when running on land and the fastest animal on two legs. (45 miles per hour. Avg.)
Slow Animal Facts:
Sloths are very slow animals. They sleep for up to 15 hours a day, and move very slowly through the tree tops where they live. Sloths eat very slowly, and they also digest their food slowly. It can take up to a month for a sloth to disgest a single meal.
Snails are very slow because as they inch along the ground they have to produce a thin layer of slime so they can slide on the ground without hurting themselves. It takes a lot of time, water, and energy for the snails to produce their slime.
Turtles are slow because they carry their homes with them on the backs. Turtle shells are very strong and sturdy, and they are good at keeping turtles safe from predators. Carrying a big hard shell means that turtles move very slowly.
Starfish (or sea stars) are very slow moving creatures. They can’t swim, so they are not a fish. They craw very slowly along the ocean floor or on rocks by the coast. If a starfish looses an arm, it can regrow one but it can take them a whole year to do this.
Story Time with Tegan: Monkey Face
Awesome animal eBooks, available on Overdrive
Request these amazing animal picture books from the Library Catalogue