Poppy recently got her hands on "The Magic Schoolbus Gets Cold Feet" which is about reptiles. So she got really interested in the topic. I usually try to ride on her interest and teach her whatever I know about the topic, and would research more about it.
But this time, I had BIG problems. I have a huge problem with lizards (remember the time I had some cold-blooded company while doing the dishes?) and generally reptiles are yucky or scary creatures. So each time I clicked enter while searching for pictures, I would stretch away as far as possible from my computer. Cos you know, some reptiles are really s-c-a-r-y looking.
And if I were scared of them, what would Poppy think when I presented her with a lapbook full of sharp teeth and green eyes? And that's why this lapbook is full of cartoons. I would prefer real pictures, but I would also prefer not to retch my lunch.
We also did some reptiley activities, like a snake with paint chips and paper fasteners.
And of course, we watched "The Magic Schoolbus Gets Cold Feet" :)
Here are some good books to complement your reptile learning:
Growing Frogs by Vivian French
The Greedy Python by Richard Buckley
The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer
The Foolish Tortoise by Richard Buckley
A Colour of Its Own by Leo Lionni