THE South African Association for Marine Biological Research (Saambr) has shared fun, child-friendly resources to keep little ones entertained and engaged this festive period.
Parents can enjoy bonding time with their children by pouring over educational fact sheets written in English and isiZulu.
With information on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), the whole family can learn about fascinating marine life off the South African coastline.
Saambr also shared educational activity sheets that are sure to keep children smiling on rainy days at home. Children will learn plenty of fun facts with the activity sheets on Cyril the coelcanth and Tasmyn the turtle or Rupert the red steenbass.
There is even an activity sheet for Henry the Hermit crab goes house hunting, which is packed with fun facts about what makes hermit crabs arthropods and why ‘Henry outgrew his shell and had no more wiggle room left’.
“Did you know that many of the resources that we have produced are also available in isiZulu? Our wonderful education team have helped us to translate our Marine Protected Areas fact sheets and Ocean Stories for Children,” said Saambr.
All Saambr resources are available on its website, www.saambr.org.za. Click here to access the Marine Protected Areas fact sheets in isiZulu. Parents can click here, to find activity sheets for children in isiZulu and English.