Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Fishing Facts

Hello everyone!! 

May you have a terrific Tuesday!!

Guess what today is? Yep, it is trivia Tuesday!! Trivia is fun and a great way to learn!! What is your favorite trivia game to play? Today Joey wants to tell you a little about the history of the fishing rod. The fishing rod is used to catch fish!! Did you know that the fishing rod/pole has been around since the ancient Egyptian times? Fishing rods/poles can date all the way back to around 2000 B.C.

 

Can you answer this trivia question?


Which one of these fishing tackle pieces holds the hook at a desired depth in the water?

A.) Hook  B.) Bobber  C.) Sinkers  D.) Jig

 

Facts about the fishing rod/pole:

1. The first fishing poles were made from bamboo and hazel shoots with a string attached to it. There are many different types of fishing rods/poles. Here is a list of some of those in ABC order:

Casting rods

Fly rods

Ice fishing rods

Sea fishing rods

Spinning rods

Surf rods

Telescopic rods

Trolling rods

2. Sometime during the 1600’s fishing tackle was improved. Fishing tackle is all the equipment that is used for fishing such as the rods/poles, bait, hooks, lines, and various other tackle items.

3. During the late 1800’s fishing rods were made thinner and sturdier by using bamboo.

4. There are lots of different types of bait for fishing rods. Some people that fish use live bait such as worms, minnows, crickets, shrimp, and sea worms.

5. In 2020 about 55 million people went fishing at least once during the year! That is a lot of people.

6. The longest fishing rod in the world measures a little over 73 feet long.

7. June 18th is National Go Fishing Day!! 

 

Can you share a fact about fishing with us?

 

Books about fishing:

1. Freshwater Fishing for Kids by Melanie Howard

2. Fishing: A Guide to Fresh and Salt-Water Fishing by George Fichter

3. André Goes Fishing: by Mikaela Wilson

4. The Everything Fishing Book: by Ronnie Garrison

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Get your free fishing printable coloring sheet here: Fishing coloring sheet

 

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4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming in 2022!!




Monday, January 24, 2022

Shark Facts

Hey everyone!! 

May your Monday be marvelous!!

What is your favorite type of fish?

Today Joey wants to tell you all about sharks!! There are many different types of sharks. Did you know there are over 400 species of sharks swimming in the oceans all over the world? Yep, that is a lot of different types of sharks! Sharks are classified as fish. Most shark species are cold blooded. Sharks do not have bones! Their skeletal system is made up of cartilage. Sharks are very strong and big fish!!

 

Facts about sharks:

1. A group of sharks are called a shiver of sharks, school, frenzy, or gam. A baby shark is called a pup! Some sharks are pregnant for two years! Depending on the species of sharks, baby sharks(pups) can be born one of three different ways:

(1) Oviparity- means the female shark lays/deposits the eggs safely in the ocean where they will be safe from predators.

(2) Ovoviviparity- means that most sharks carry their eggs inside them until the shark pup is born.

(3) Viviparity- means female sharks carry embryos inside them until the shark pups are ready to be born.  

2. Sharks vary in size and weight! The biggest shark in the world is called the Whale shark! The Whale shark can get as long as 60 feet and weigh as much as 40,000 pounds!! That is very big!! The smallest shark in the world is called Dwarf Lanternshark. The Dwarf Lanternshark usually grows to about 6.9 inches in length and can weigh up to two pounds.

3.  Most sharks are carnivores! Carnivores means that they eat meat! A shark’s diet consists of other fish, shrimp, marine mammals, and lots of other sea creatures!

4. The Great White shark is warm blooded not cold blooded like most sharks are.

5. Sharks have a great sense of smell! They can smell hundreds of times better than a human can smell with their nose!

6. July 14th of every year is National Shark Awareness Day!!

7. Sharks can grow up to 50,000 teeth in their lifetime! Most sharks have about 5 rows of teeth! Depending on the species of sharks they can have 50 to 3000 teeth at a time! Sharks lose some teeth every day, but they are capable of regrowing their teeth! Isn’t that amazing?

8. Depending on the species of shark they can live any where from 20 years to 70 years long.


Share a fact about sharks with us?


Get your free printable shark coloring sheet here: Shark coloring sheet


 

Books about sharks:

1. National Geographic Readers: Sharks! by Anne Schreiber

2. Sharks for Kids: by David McGuire

3. Shark Coloring Book: Shark Activity Book for Kids by Angela Kidd

4. Super Shark Encyclopedia: by DK

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4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming in 2022!!




Thursday, January 20, 2022

Umbrella Facts

Happy Thankful Thursday!!!

There is a lot to be thankful for today and every day. Don’t forget to count all those blessings and lessons that turn into blessings! May your day be totally terrific!!

We are on letter Uu of the gratitude alphabet. U is for Umbrella!  What are you thankful for that begins with the letter U?

Joey and Jinger are thankful for umbrellas! They use an umbrella to keep them dry in the rain!! They like to jump and play in the mud puddles while holding an umbrella in the rain!! Did you know that the basic umbrella also known as the parasol was invented by the ancient Egyptians sometime around 1000 B.C.? The parasol/umbrella was made with colored feathers attached to a long pole. The Egyptians would use the umbrellas/parasols to keep the sun off of them. Sometime in the 11th century the Chinese invented the first waterproof umbrella. Sometime in the 16th or 17th century the rain umbrella made its way to some European countries. In the early 1750’s an English man named Jonas Hanway made the umbrella we know today popular. He was the first male to carry an umbrella in London!

 

Facts about the umbrella and parasol:

1. Other names for an umbrella include a brolly, parapluie, canopy, rainshade, and a gamp. Parasols are sometimes called sunshades. When an umbrella is used for the snow, it is called a paraneige.

2. There are two main categories of umbrellas the straight type and the folding type. There are many different types and styles of umbrellas. Here is a list of some of those types:

Automatic umbrella- you can open and close with one hand.

Bubble umbrella- umbrella is more rounded.

Classic umbrella- the most common type of umbrella!

Patio umbrella- used to give you shade from the sun

3. There are over 30 million umbrellas made each year! That is a lot of umbrellas!

4. A sombrero is a hat that is used to give you shade from the hot sun. Sombra means shade.

5. There are over 1800 umbrella factories in China.

6. In 1851 Samuel Fox and his Fox Umbrella Frames company made the paragon umbrella frame. The frame he made was sold on umbrellas worldwide.

 

Can you share a fact about umbrellas with us? Share a picture of your favorite umbrella!!



Get your free printable umbrella worksheet here: U is for Umbrella


 

Books about umbrellas and parasols:

1. Ella's Umbrellas by Jennifer Lloyd

2. Jonas Hanway's Umbrella Josh Crute

3. The Umbrella Unfurled: Its Remarkable Life and Times by Nigel Rodgers

4. U is for umbrella Preschool Coloring Book by suuper coolor

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Facts about Glass frogs

Happy weird and wacky Wednesday!! May your day be wonderful!!

Have you ever heard about the glass frog? Joey wants to tell you about the glass frog!! Glass frogs are amazing amphibians with see through bellies. The primary color of a glass frog is a lime to olive green!! Did you know that the glass frog has translucent skin? That means that on some members of the glass frog family you can see their bones, muscles, and internal organs through its skin on the belly/abdomen area of the glass frog. That is a weird but cool fact!!

 

What is your favorite type of frog?

 

Facts about the glass frog:

1. There are more than 120 species of glass frogs! They can be found living in very warm climates of Mexico, Central America, and South America. The Central American Montane Forests is a good place to spot glass frogs! Glass frogs live on land, in water, or on trees.

2. Glass frogs are carnivores which means they eat meat. They eat flies, spiders, and other small insects.

3. The glass frog can jump really high!! They can jump over ten feet (10) in one jump!! How high can you jump?

4. Glass frogs are nocturnal and hunt for food during the night! During the day they are usually sleeping under leaves or other thick vegetation.

5. Glass frogs usually live in small groups! A group of glass frogs is called an army or a colony of glass frogs! Baby glass frogs are called tadpoles. The female glass frog lays its eggs on the underside of wet leaves hanging over the water or very close to the water. The male frog guards the eggs and keeps them wet until the eggs hatch and the tadpoles drop into the water where they will develop into glass frogs. Glass frogs are great swimmers!!

6. Glass frogs can live about 10 to 14 years depending on the species of glass frogs!

7. Glass frogs are tiny and usually grow to around 1 to 3 inches long.

 

Can you share a fact about glass frogs with us?

 

Get a free printable glass frog coloring sheet here: Glass frog coloring sheet

 

Books about glass frogs and other frogs:

1. THE GLASS FROG Do Your Kids Know This? by Tanya Turner

2. National Geographic Readers: Frogs! by Elizabeth Carney

3. Glass Frog: Amazing Facts about Glass Frog by Devin Haines

4. Goodnight Frog by Amber Lily

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Eagle trivia and facts

Hey everyone!! 

May you have a terrific day!!

Guess what today is? Yep, it is trivia Tuesday!! Happy Trivia Tuesday to you!! Trivia is a great way to learn new things!! Joey wants to tell you about eagles! Eagles are very majestic and beautiful birds! Did you know that there are about 60 species of eagles? Eagles live on every continent in the world except one! Can you guess what continent that is?

 

A.) Asia  B.) Europe  C.) Africa  D.) Antarctica

 

Facts about eagles:

1. In 1782 the bald eagle was chosen as the national bird/symbol of the United States of America and placed on The Great Seal. The Great Seal is used to authenticate documents that are issued by the government. Bald eagles come from North America!

2. The largest eagle in the world is the Philippine eagle. The wingspan of the Philippine eagle can be as big as eight feet (8). The Philippine eagles can weigh as much as seventeen and a half pounds (17.5) or a little over. They are about 3 feet tall!

3. The smallest of the eagles is the South Nicobar serpent eagle. Their wingspan can be up to three feet. They can weigh up to 4 pounds. The South Nicobar serpent eagle can be up to 16 inches tall.

4. A group of eagles is called a convocation, jubilee, soar, aerie, and/or tower of eagles. Baby eagles are called eaglets, nestlings, fledglings, and/or juveniles.

5. Most eagles are diurnal which means they are active during the day and hunt for food in the daylight. Eagles have excellent long-distance vision! Eagles can see things from about 20 feet away!! An eagle’s eye sight is 4 to 8 times better than a human’s eye sight.

6. Eagles are carnivores. Carnivores only eat meat. Depending on the type of eagle and where it is from eagles usually eat small mammals and fish.

7. Eagles do not sleep in nest unless they have eggs in the nest! Eagles perch/roost in trees or other places high up and away from predators.

8. Depending on which type of eagle some eagles have a lifespan of up to 30 years. The longest known wild golden eagle lived 31 years and a golden eagle in captivity lived to be 46 years old.

 

Get your free printable eagle coloring sheet here: Eagle coloring sheet

 

Can you share a fact about eagles with us?

 

Books about eagles:

1. Facts About the Eagle by Lisa Strattin

2. Bateleur Eagle: Fun Learning Facts About Bateleur Eagle by Trina Devlin

3. Harpy Eagle by Susan Gray

4. Golden Eagles (Birds of Prey) by Melissa Hill

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Monday, January 17, 2022

Monopoly Board Game Facts

Hi everyone!! 

May your Monday be Marvelous!!

Who doesn’t love a good game of Monopoly?? Today Joey wants to tell you about Monopoly and how it came to be! Joey and Jinger love playing monopoly especially the Monopoly Junior Dinosaur Edition!! Did you know that the person who invented the very first precursor to the monopoly game was a woman? Yep, that is correct!! A woman named Elizabeth (Lizzie) Magie (Philips) invented the very first precursor to the Monopoly board game known as the Landlord’s Game while she lived in Brentwood Maryland. She patented it in about 1903/1904, but the game existed as early as 1902! The Landlord’s game by Elizabeth (Lizzie) Magie (Philips) inspired Charles Darrow to create the Monopoly board game we know and play today! It was because of Elizabeth Magie that we have the Monopoly board game today.

 

What is your favorite Monopoly game?

 

Facts about Monopoly:

1. Parker Brothers bought the game rights to the Landlord’s game from Elizabeth (Lizzie) Magie (Philips) for $500 dollars in 1935. The man that is credited with making the Monopoly game is Charles Darrow. In 1991 Hasbro acquired Parker Brothers.

2. Monopoly is printed in about 37 or more different languages and sold in about 110 or more countries. There is over 300 different version of Monopoly. Since 1935 more than 250 million Monopoly games have sold.

3. November 19th is National play Monopoly Day every year!! So, get out your favorite Monopoly game and have fun playing!!

4. In 1935 the original Monopoly board game did not have playing pieces (tokens). Players were told to use household items such as buttons!

5. In the 1970’s the Parker Brothers made a Braille edition of Monopoly for the visually impaired. It was released in 1973. The most expensive Monopoly board game ever made was made by a San Francisco jeweler named Sidney Mobell in 1988. It was crafted in 18k gold and gemstones. It is estimated to be worth about 2 million (2,000,000) dollars.

6. This year marks the 87th anniversary of the Monopoly game! This year also marks 120th anniversary of the Landlord’s game that was made by Elizabeth (Lizzie) Magie (Philips).

 

Share a fact about Monopoly with us?

 

Books about Monopoly:

1. Hasbro Monopoly Jr. (Booktivity) Board book by Golden Books

2. Pass Go and Collect $200: by Tanya Lee Stone

3. Mr. Monopoly's Amusement Park a Math Adventure by Jackie Glassman

4. Monopoly Junior Mad Madness by Howie Dewin

Parents/caretakes please make sure all books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

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3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming in 2022!!

 

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Taco Facts

Happy Thankful Thursday!!! 

May your day be totally terrific!!

Please remember to take a moment and count all your blessings big and small that you have to be thankful for today!!

We are on letter Tt of the gratitude alphabet. T is for Taco!  What are you thankful for that begins with the letter T?

Who doesn’t love tacos? Tacos are fun to eat! You can put what you like on them and they are super tasty! Joey and Jinger love tacos! Did you know that the tortilla has been around since the ancient Mayans times? Around 10,000 B.C., according to an ancient Mayan legend a Mayan peasant made tortillas as a gift for the hungry king. Those tortillas were made with corn (maize)! It is believed that the word taco came from the Mexican Silver Mines in Mexico in the 18th century. In those times the word taco meant folded. The miners folded a piece of paper or wrapped the piece of paper around gunpowder to make an explosive. No one knows for sure who invented the taco! The tacos we eat today originated from Mexico.

 

What is your favorite type of taco?

 

Facts about tacos:

1. Taco Bell was originally called Taco Tia. Glen Bell opened the first Taco Tia in 1954 in San Bernardino California. Glen Bell is also the founder of Taco Bell. The first Taco Bell was opened in California in 1962. Taco Bell made the Mexican tacos popular in America. Glen Bell opened Taco Tia so Americans could taste Mexican food without having to travel all the way to Mexico. However, Mexican food was introduced to Americans in Los Angeles through a group of women known as the Chili Queens. These women sold tacos and all kinds of other Mexican food on food carts.

2. Here are some different types of Mexican Tacos: Al Pastor, Barbacoa, Birria, Carnitas, Lengua, and Migas. There are many different types of tacos. Share a taco recipe with us?

3. October 4th is National Taco Day. In Mexico Day of the Taco is celebrated on March 31st! Oh, and don’t forget Taco Tuesday is a day to eat tacos on every week! Be sure to celebrate by eating some tacos!!

4. Americans ate more than 4.5 billion tacos last year.

 

Share a fact about tacos with us?

 

Get your free T is for Taco printable coloring worksheet here: T is for Taco

 

Books about tacos:

1. Pizza and Taco: Who's the Best? by Stephen Shaskan

2. Taco Tuesday Finger Puppet Board Book by Brick Puffington

3. Taco Tuesday: More Than 100 Recipes by Publications International Ltd.

4. Make Your Own Taco Sticker Activity Book by Ellen Kraft

Parents/caretakers make sure books are child friendly before reading to your child/children.

 

 

I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming in 2022!!

 

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Butterfly Facts

Hi everyone!! Happy Wednesday to you!! 

May your day be whimsical!!

Today, Joey wants to tell you about butterflies! Joey loves to watch the butterflies fluttering by. He loves when they land on a flower! It is so delightful to watch these unique beautiful colorful insects!! Did you know that butterflies have two compound and single chambered eyes and these eyes sit on each side of its head? Did you know that the butterfly’s eyes have up to 12,000 lenses in each eye? Butterflies can see in many different directions at the same time because of their 12,000 compound eyes. They can also focus on one object too because of the single chambered eyes. A butterfly can see almost approximately 315 degrees around itself!! A butterfly can see its own beautiful wings!! They have good eyesight!! How cool is that?

 

What is your favorite type of butterfly?


Get your free printable butterfly coloring sheet here:Butterfly coloring sheet

 

Facts about butterflies:

1. Not all caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies. In fact, some caterpillars turn into moths. There are four stages a caterpillar goes through in order to morph into a butterfly or moth. Those four stages are: the egg, larva, pupa, and the adult.

2. There are about 17,000 species of butterflies in the world. The Palos Verdes blue butterfly is the rarest butterfly. The most common butterfly is the Painted Lady butterfly. These butterflies are beautiful!!

3. The Western Pygmy Blue Butterfly is the smallest butterfly in the world. It has a wingspan of about ¼ to ½ inch. The biggest butterfly in the world is the Queen Alexandra's Birdwing. It has a wingspan of about 11 inches.

4. Butterflies have four wings and their wings are transparent. The two wings close to its head are called forewings and the other two wings are called hindwings. Their wings are covered by thousands of very tiny scales. Butterfly wings are made from a protein called chitin. Butterflies have six legs and they use their legs to taste nectar. The three main body parts of the butterfly are the head, thorax, and abdomen. 

5. There is a butterfly called the Glasswing butterfly. The Glasswing butterfly uses its transparent wings to hide from predators in plain sight. Glasswing butterflies are beautiful. They have a lifespan of between 6 to 12 weeks. Some butterfly species only live for 24 hours and other butterfly species can live up to thirteen (13) months.

6. Most butterflies are herbivores and only eat nectar and water. They get their food/nectar from plants and colorful flowers.

7. A group of butterflies are referred to as a flutter, swarm, or a kaleidoscope of butterflies!

 

Can you share a fact about butterflies with us?

 

Books about butterflies:

1. Flight of the Butterflies by Roberta Edwards

2. The Little Guide to Butterflies by Tom Frost

3. National Geographic Readers: Flutter, Butterfly! by Shelby Alinsky

4. Butterflies and Moths: Explore Nature with Fun Facts by DK

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3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming in 2022!!




Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Dragon Blood Tree Facts

Happy Tuesday!! 

May your day be totally terrific!!

Today is trivia Tuesday!! Are you ready to learn about something cool today? Today Joey wants to tell you about the Dragon Blood Tree! But, first see if you can answer the trivia question.

 

Where do Dragon Blood trees originate from?

A.) North America

B.) Yemen

C.) Africa

D.) California

 

Dragon Blood trees also known as the Socotra dragon tree are big beautiful trees that sort of resemble an umbrella, but much bigger!! The umbrella shape of the tree helps protect the tree’s roots from the hot sun and it also helps to keep the sun from evaporating all of the water! Dragon Blood trees can grow to about 32 feet tall some say it grows to about 39 feet tall. That is very tall!! They are in the evergreen family. The Dragon Blood tree is native only to the island of Socotra, Yemen. Could you imagine standing under one of these trees? How cool would that be?

 

What is your favorite type of tree?

 

Facts about the Dragon Blood tree:

1. Dragon Blood trees can live up to 600 years! That is a lot of years! The Dragon Blood tree grows very slow. It takes about 10 years for the tree to grow about 3 feet. So, in 100 years the tree would be around 30 feet! I guess the tree stops growing taller once it reaches around 30 to 39 feet tall?

2. The Dragon Blood tree got its name from the sap that comes from this tree when it is cut. It has a red color sap/resin that resembles blood. The sap/resin from this tree was used as medicine in the ancient times. They even use the sap/resin from the tree to dye wood. Some wood on violins have been dyed with the Dragon Blood trees sap/resin.

3. The leaves and berries of the Dragon Blood tree are used as feed for animals. They also use the leaves to make ropes. The Dragon Blood tree produces small white or green colored flowers which grow in bunches and bloom in February. The flowers are small and fragrant. The fruit from the Dragon Blood tree is a berry and usually has one (1) to three (3) seeds in it. The fruit takes about 5 months to become ripe. When the berry is ripe it is orangish red in color and it is usually eaten by birds and other livestock.

4. The Dragon Blood trees grow in the woodlands of the Socotra Island in Yemen. They are found mostly growing on limestone plateaus.

 

Can you share a fact about Dragon Blood trees with us?

 

Books about Dragon Blood trees:

1. Dragon's Blood Trees Bleed! by Janey Levy

2. Strange Trees: And the Stories Behind Them by Bernadette Pourquie

3. Dracaena Draco, Dragon's Blood Tree by Walter Fitch Hood

4. Socotra (Bradt Travel Guide) by Hilary Bradt

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Monday, January 10, 2022

Parrot Facts and coloring sheet

Happy Monday to you!! 

May your day be magnificent!

Today Joey wants to tell you about parrots. Joey thinks parrots are very cool birds, but do not ever stick your fingers in a parrot’s cage or near their beaks. They have very sharp beaks! Did you know there are over 10,000 species of birds in the world? Parrots are in the bird family and there are around 350 species of parrots. Parrots come from the Psittacidae family. Parrots are very intelligent and social birds. You can teach them how to talk!! How cool is that? Joey’s favorite type of parrot is the Scarlet Macaw. They have some of the rainbow colors on their feathers!! They are bright and beautiful birds!!

 

What is your favorite type of bird?

 

Facts about parrots:

1. The Hyacinth Macaws are the largest type of parrot. They can get up to 3 feet long from tip of their tail to top of their head. They can weigh around 2 to 3 1/2 pounds. Their feathers are blue. They can live up to 60 years or longer in captivity. They are beautiful birds!

2. The Pygmy Parrot is the smallest type of parrot. They are small and can grow up to about 3 inches in tall. They weigh about 0.4 ounces. They are tiny and beautiful birds.

3. A group of parrots are called a pandemonium or flock. Parrots are very social and live in groups. Sometimes they live in groups up to 1000 parrots depending on the species of parrot.

4. Parrots are omnivores which mean they eat plants and meat. Most Parrots eat fruit, nuts, seeds, flowers, plants, vegetables, and/or insects.

5. Wild parrots are found living in the warm areas of the Southern Hemisphere. They are also found in many other parts of the region such as Australia, Africa, South America, Northern Mexico, and Central America. Parrots originated from the Australian region!

6. African gray parrots can learn to say/mimic over a thousand different words. All parrots can learn to talk, but some parrots never talk.

7. Parrots find or make holes or burrows on the ground or in trees, sides of cliffs, and under rocks or any other safe place they can find to build their nests in.

 

Can you share a fact about parrots with us?


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Books about parrots:

1. About Parrots: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill

2. Parrots For Kids Amazing Animal by Zahra Jazeel

3. The Truth About Parrots by Maxwell Eaton III

4. The Adventures of Mr. Macaw, Las Aventuras del Sr. Macaw by Leticia Ordaz

Parents/caretakers make sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

 

I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming later in 2022!!

 

Thank you for reading my post!

 

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