ABCmouse.com Zoo Set 1


Overview

Ages 3-5

This zoo app is an engaging new way for children to explore and learn fun facts about animals. It has unique features, realistic animals and settings, engaging art and high quality narration and music. 


Get Ready

Prepare to use the app by introducing one of these activities.

Ask your child what they already know about zoos, lions, pandas, penguins, elephants, and zebras. 

Ask your child what new information they would like to learn about zoos, lions, pandas, penguins, elephants, and zebras. 


Dive In

Help your child get the most out of an app experience by trying the following activities.

Vocabulary Development

Listen and look for the words below.  Have your child find the meaning by using context clues (clues around the unfamiliar word).  Encourage your child to add these words to their vocabulary. 

  • Ferocious
  • Endangered 
  • Predators 
  • Mammals 
  • Herbivores

 

Make Connections

Encourage your child to share any connections they may have while using the app. For example: “Have you seen any of these animals before? Where? Have you read any other books about these animals? Seen them in movies or on TV?

 

Geography

Have a world map available to show your child where the animals are from, etc. 


Branch Out

Extend the app experience with a real life activity.

Visit The Zoo

Go to a zoo and see these animals firsthand will help provide context and create real world connections. Teach your child more about endangered animals encourage them to research what can be done to help.

 

Research A Different Country

Have your child choose a country to learn more about. Conduct research on this country by visiting a local library or conducting it online from home.  Encourage your child to learn more about how children their age that live there are similar or different.  

 

Create An Animal Book

Have your child create and illustrate a book about their favorite animal that includes illustrations and fun facts.  Encourage them to read the book aloud to other family members and/or friends. 

 

Use The Imagination

Encourage your child’s imagination by asking them which animal they would be if they could choose any from the app and why.

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