Here in Australia, it's National Frog ID week! 🐸 During this week citizens are encouraged to record frog calls using the FrogID app, as a measurement of frog health and distribution around the nation. It aims to monitor frog distributions over time, helping us to understand how frogs and their ecosystems are responding to a changing planet. Participating in National Frog ID week is a great way to teach Environmental Stewardship. We started by downloading the FrogID app and taking a walk to our local nature reserve.
Unfortunately, we did not hear any frogs but we were able to read about the frogs found in our local area and then use the app to learn more about these specific frogs and play their sounds. Frog sounds can vary greatly so listening to them is always fun and interesting. We can try to mimic the frogs and make the same sounds.
To learn more about frogs at home, we used our Frog ID Snap cards as matching cards.
Some of the frogs look alike so this is fantastic for developing visual discrimination. This is also fun for developing language and vocabulary as we can give the child the correct names for each frog.
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