Our cat, Fishfingers, goes outside several times a day so that he can wee and poo in the garden. When we first got him, we put a litter tray (a plastic tray filled with bits of clay or sawdust that he could use as a toilet) inside the house, just in case he needed to use it. My 6-year-old noticed that if Fishfingers did use the litter tray, he would then spend ages afterwards trying to cover up his wee/poo with the clay or sawdust.
But why does Fishfingers try to cover up his wee/poo? Let’s find out about cat behaviour to work out the answer:
In Britain, it is easy to take our reliable electrical power supply for granted. Many things in our homes, schools, work places and public spaces are powered by electricity. Think for a minute about all the things you’ve done today – how many of them used electricity?
I’m sitting in my kitchen, using a laptop to type this blogpost with the lights on, sipping a hot cup of tea. I wonder how much electricity I’m using right now?
So, how do we make electricity? And how do we keep our power supply reliable?
“I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me…”, so goes the poem ‘My Shadow‘ by Robert Louis Stevenson. My 2-year-old likes to chase her shadow when we go out walking but my elder daughter wants to know where shadows come from…
Think for a minute…
Now, what did that feel like? What did you think about? How did you make yourself think? What did you do in order to think? Why am I asking you all these weird questions?!?
Think about it – have you ever thought, before, about how you think? My 6-year-old thinks there might be a computer inside her head. Do you think she’s right?
Bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and my 2-year-old is fascinated! She likes to explore her own body when she’s in the bath. Her favourite body part is nipples but she’s noticed that Mummy’s and Daddy’s bodies are different from hers and different from each other.
So, what are the main differences between male and female human bodies? And what changes happen to our bodies when we grow up? Let’s find out!
This week, my daughter has been thinking about stars: “They’re not just twinkly spots in the sky – they must be made of something,”she says. “But what are they made of? And how did they get up there?”
Love is an emotion (or a strong feeling) that shows how much we like or enjoy someone or something. A person who feels love really, extremely, ever so much likes another person or an animal or a thing. For example, I love the people in my family and my cat and I also love singing!
Love is important because it keeps groups of people (like families) together and makes them want to look after each other.
But how do we feel it? What happens inside our bodies to make us feel love?