Play Like an Animal!

News Literacy Summer Learning Challenge

children at a playground
Source: Brisbane City Council, Flickr

Humans, like all other species in the animal kingdom, need a nice environment to play and be active. What kinds of things "enrich" the way you spend time while at home or at play?

Focus Questions

  1. What kinds of things do you do at home just for fun?
  2. What helps you have a good time at home on a rainy day?
  3. How do zoos promote the welfare of their animals?

Think About It

  1. Animals like to play with toys and friends just like you. How is their play different?
  2. How much time do you spend playing each day? Does it change when you are not in school? Find out how to make play a bigger part of your day.
  3. Why is play so important for you and your development?

Suggested Books

Animal Playtime

Go Out and Play!

How Animals Play