Was Koala's Lou's mom a good mother? What about real koalas? How do koalas care for their babies? After listening to the book then you need to do some further research on koalas. Find a book on PebbleGo or Epic and weigh in on a koala as a parent. Koala mom's make good parents. 5 of you think Koala's rule as parents. They keep their babies safe, make sure they have a good food source, and carry their babies. They don't really say, "I love you!"
Hum. Am I a good parent? Read about the sea turtle, one of the Earth's most ancient creatures. The seven species that can be found today have been around for 110 million years, since the time of the dinosaurs. What is it about sea turtles that make them a good parent. Remember that not all animal parents care for their babies, so think about what the sea turtle does for their eggs. The votes are in. Only 2 think that a sea turtle is a good parent. The reasons included were that the sea turtle returns to the area where it was born, buries the eggs and covers up the tracks it made to where the under the sand nest is located. Then, it is good luck baby! So most of you said this was not great parenting.
Is an emperor penguin a good parent? As you listen to these facts think about how the parents take care of their baby in the coldest place on Earth! You can dig into more information on the emperor penguin in our classroom library or on PebbleGo or Epic. These birds are pretty cool! (Ha!) The emperor penguin wins! Daddy emperor penguin is number one! He got 12 votes! The reasons most of us think he is a great dad is that he hold the egg so carefully and goes without food for so long while the mom goes out to eat. He also keeps the baby warm after it is born, and the dads work as a team protecting the babies. Way to go emperor penguin! You are number 1!