It’s that time of year again! SHARK WEEK! Now is the perfect time to introduce your children to sharks using these books, videos, virtual experiences, and hands-on activities!
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Shark week officially begins June 16th on The Discovery Channel, bneed a cable subscription to use the resources below.
BOOKS ABOUT SHARKS
Lift-the-Flaps Sharks (preschool/elementary book) – Sharks aren’t just scary fish with pointy teeth. Lift the flaps in this richly illustrated book to meet gentle giants, fierce hunters, beady-eyed baby sharks and the weird, weedy wobbegong. Your younger learners will love this interactive book, and your older learners might just learn a thing or two as well 😉 (Amazon link – Sharks (Usborne Lift-the-Flap Learners))
Sharks Discovery – This vividly illustrated guide gets up-close and personal. Learn what drives sharks into “”feeding frenzies” and more. Geared for learners 8+, with an AR level of 6.5, this gorgeously illustrated book gives kids the facts they want to know! (Amazon Link – Usborne Discovery Sharks (Internet Linked))
Usborne Sharks – What do sharks like to eat? Which shark glows in the dark? And why do some sharks never stop swimming? You’ll find out the answers and lots more fun facts in this shark-infested book. (Amazon link – Sharks (Usborne Beginners))
Shark Bait – Action has a new hero – Sam Fox! With a talent for attracting danger, Sam Fox is an expert at getting himself into (and out of) the most extreme situations. This series has a strong appeal with a courageous young hero and exotic settings and has non-stop action and short chapters which will engage reluctant readers.
When Sam and his friend are swept off the coast of the Great Barrier Reef, Sam must fight to keep them alive. As night falls over the ocean, the underwater predators start moving in? (Amazon link – Shark Bait (Extreme Adventures 3 ))
*Videos were available on Netflix streaming as of the date of this post.
Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin (Season 1, episode 19) – Hawaii Shark Encounter
Hunt for the Super Predator
Amazon Prime Streaming Resources (free with Prime membership)
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Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks
Search for the Great Sharks
World of Discovery Shark Chronicles
Sharks 2D & Sharks 3D
Hands-On Shark Activity Kits
Other Shark Activities
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