with our primary school children
on a forest night walk
Am excited to partner @littledayout
to share our learning journey
on our recent Mandai forest night walk!
Terms we learnt:
黑漆漆的 hēi qī qī de pitch-black
长尾蝎子 cháng wěi xiē zi long-tailed scorpion
蚱蜢 zhà měng grasshopper
狼蛛 láng zhū wolf spider
织网 zhī wǎng spinning its web
蜗牛 wō niú Humphrey’s land snail
蛞蝓 kuò yú slug
食蟹蛙 shí xiè wā crab-eating frog
巨蜈蚣 jù wú gōng giant centipede
巨人恐蚁 jù rén kǒng yǐ giant forest ant
We also heard 👂
and saw 👀
水鹿 Sambar deer (not sambal 🌶️),
果子狸 palm civet and
发光蘑菇 bioluminiscent mushrooms 🍄💡
but could not be captured on our phones.
At first I was a little worried
whether 👦🏻 Mr 8 could take the
2hour+ 3km walk on uneven terrain,
or whether we’d see anything…
but it went really well!
Over the next few days,
my eldest 👦🏻 excitedly shared his discoveries with our family,
and we had lots of chats about
creation, urbanisation, conservation and more!
Highly recommended to bring slightly older kids on
guided group night tours with @littledayout for
🌙 a special family adventure in the dark,
🌙 safety in numbers,
🌙 highest chance to spot nocturnal animals
🌙 on-the-go commentary to learn cool science facts
with our knowledgeable guide!
I really liked that 👦🏻 Mr 8 could directly connect what we saw
to his Primary 3 science syllabus
on classification and diversity!
Here’s the link to sign up if you’re interested in similar walks ⬇️
Follow @littledayout for more ideas on activities and places to go with your family. More adventures in nature await!
Sharing some related books
we read pre/post-outing
available at mystorytreasury.com 💖
Follow @mystorytreasury for tips on making Mandarin fun, and recommendations on awesome Chinese books!
Ask me anything in the comments.
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