100 Facts Horses and Ponies is bursting with fantastic images, fun activities and amazing facts. Children aged 7+ will soon learn everything they need to know about the equine world.
• Kids learn more easily with bitesized information.
• Photographs and artworks aid children who learn through visual prompts.
• Activities allow children to put what they have learned into practice.
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100 Facts Horses and Ponies includes key topics about these hooved mammals in simple numbered facts. Every page features beautiful illustrations and photographs that support a child's understanding of the text. This non-fiction title is a perfect horse book for kids aged 7+ who want to learn more about these majestic animals.
Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Horses and Ponies:
• The early life of a foal and how it develops
• How to train a horse's natural temperament
• Similarities between horses, donkeys and mules
Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
• It takes from nine months to one year for a horse to grow a completely new hoof. When a horse gallops, all of its weight is supported by just one slender hoof at time.
• Akhal-Teke hotbloods have been known to travel over 4000 kilometres in just 84 days, surviving on only a tiny amount of food and water.
• Horses rarely live to be older than 30 years, but an English draught horse, called Old Billy, is said to have made it to the grand age of 62!
Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include:
• Quiz question: Only three of these words are real names for part of the tack. Find the fakes!
• Make tasty horseshoes with a packet of bread mix. Once made, shape the dough into horseshoes and bake in the oven
• Normally we use centimetres and metres as units of measurement, but with horses you use hands. Measure the height of a table using your hands
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