MAD about Reptiles

Posted by spots (Singapore, Singapore) on 11 June 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This week, Dan went for his second-ever enrichment class, called MAD about Reptiles, run by the same people who did MAD about Birds. I was happy to see En & Linus there, with their mummies, cos that meant Dan would have friends in this week's class. ^__^

Unlike last week, when Husband picked Dan up from class, it was my turn this week and it was great to hear from Dan first-hand all the things he learnt. Here's some things he rattled off on the car ride home:

1. Reptiles are not scary. If you don't scare them, they won't scare you. (cheem.)
2. If you scare a king cobra, it will open up its skin (think he means "hood") and open its mouth wide to warn you it's gonna bite.
3. The alligator is the biggest reptile in the world. (actually, it's the saltwater crocodile.)
4. The saltwater crocodile can eat ANYTHING--even sharks and humans!
5. You can find saltwater crocodiles in Singapore and it can eat University students! (to the part about University students, I asked him, "Did your teacher tell you that?" and he said, "No, I'm just making a good guess." My response, "...!" He also added, "Can we go hunting for a saltwater crocodile next time...?"
6. Sunbirds are red, yellow, blue and white. Magpie robins have sharp beaks that can poke your skin. (They spotted these two birds during their nature walk.)

Other things that happened: the kids took a nature walk, they also saw the bones of a tortoise/turtle & the dead skin of a snake (!), and made a snake mobile, which we'll be completing this afternoon, with Ben.

Sounds great. Plus, Dan, once again, brought home a plant which he potted himself. And HOW is this plant related to reptiles, I asked him. "This plant can attract reptiles. If they smell the plant, they will come to it." I really don't know if this is real, or he just made that up.

... =)

anyway, I'm glad that Dan seemed interested enough in what he learnt, and will dutifully reinforce everything with loads of library books about reptiles and birds over the holidays.

Daryl from VIC, Australia

So cute. I don't know about you but I would probably put the plant outside, far away.

11 Jun 2010 12:37pm

sarah from Singapore

wow seemed like a well run enrichment class since Dan could tell you so much about reptiles! i'm impressed!

11 Jun 2010 3:13pm

spots from Singapore, Singapore

it was a class recommended by Hwee Ling, so I knew it'd be good haha =)

11 Jun 2010 11:46pm

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