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Today we are going to learn some quick facts about the Eiffel Tower! Have you ever been to or seen the Eiffel Tower? If so, you know how tall it is! Did you know that the Eiffel Tower was designed and built by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel and his company? Alexandre Gustave Eiffel had over 145 workers to help build the enormous tower! They began building the Eiffel Tower on January 26, 1887 and the tower was completed on March 31, 1889. The Eiffel Tower is made out of mostly iron (puddle iron).
What is your favorite tower?
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Facts about the Eiffel Tower:
1. The Eiffel Tower is about 1083 feet tall! That is very tall. The average two story house is about 20 feet tall.
2. There is a secret/private apartment in the Eiffel Tower that was designed by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. It is located on the third floor of the tower.
3. The Eiffel Tower is located in Paris, France.
4. The Eiffel Tower’s nickname is the Iron Lady. La dame de fer is French for the Iron Lady.
5. The Eiffel Tower has been painted over 18 times since it was built. About every seven (7) years the Eiffel Tower is repainted. The Tower has been painted with shades of reddish brown, yellow, yellowish brown, bronze, and other similar colors. It can take over 18 months or longer to repaint the Eiffel Tower.
6. The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris. The tower was also built to commemorate/celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the French Revolution.
7. There are over 5 million people that visit the Eiffel Tower each year.
8. For just over 40 years the Eiffel Tower used to be the tallest building in the world. There has been many other buildings over the years that are taller now such as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building.
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Books about the Eiffel Tower:
1. Where Is the Eiffel Tower? by Dina Anastasio
2. The Eiffel Tower Book For Kids by Mangano Amanda
3. A Walk in Paris by Salvatore Rubbino
4. The Twins Go to the Eiffel Tower by Catherine Alford
Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.
Short story alert:
Once upon a time there was a beautiful robin who built a bird nest in a tree near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. The robin laid 3 delicate cream-colored eggs in the nest. The eggs were the loveliest cream color with tiny little red speckles the robin had ever seen. The robin sat on her eggs to keep them warm for almost 15 days unless she was out hunting for food to eat. When the mother robin wasn’t sitting on her eggs to keep them warm or hunting for food to eat, she would perch near the top of the Eiffel Tower and watch all the people going by. On the 14th day the eggs started slowly hatching one by one until there were three tiny baby robins for the parents to care for. Both parents of the baby robins take turns feeding them. For about 3 weeks the parents feed their beautiful baby birds. After two weeks of the baby robins being in the nest the parents gently nudge them from the nest to teach them how to fly and take care of themselves. One by one the baby robins are gently and safely pushed from the tree. All three of the baby birds land safely on the ground where they learn to fly and feed themselves. THE END!
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Hi!! I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series. I love reading and writing. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. All five of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the story is super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books!
1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE
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2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S
Joey helps his Memaw find something she is missing and its right there in plain sight. Some of us have done this before!
3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR
Joey helps his sister find her missing teddy bear.
4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO
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5. Santa's Rainbow Reindeer
Harry and Holly Jingles introduce us to Santa's Rainbow Reindeer. Learn about them one by one. This book is interactive.
6. Where, Oh, Where, Could My Dinosaur Be?
A little boy misplaces his stuffed dinosaur and needs your help to find it. Join the little boy on his hunt through his house to find his missing dinosaur. This book will stimulate your child's imagination. It will help teach them left and right learning and basic rhyming.