Letter I is all about iguanas! I started Letter I off this week with flash cards, one being an iguana. I had no idea that Esmeralda was so excited about iguanas until then, so I was glad that I had planned out iguana for our Letter I addition to our nature book.
To find some information on iguanas, Esmeralda and I looked at the Green Iguanas page on National Geographic Animals! Along with reading the paragraphs about iguanas, we saw a map, looked at the picture, and read some of the fast facts. Here are some things we learned:
- They are long and skinny, measuring about 6.5 feet long and only 11 pounds!
- They can survive a landing on their feet after falling about 40 feet high!
- In the wild, they live to an average age of 20!
- They are vegetarians.
- They like to live near water in the rain forest!
Esmeralda actually wanted to find out as much information as she could about this reptile. She especially got a kick out of the fact that iguanas love the water and are excellent swimmers. Esmeralda pretends to go swimming every day in her bedroom. She takes off all her clothes, puts herself in her bathing suit, and swims on the ground. Maybe I need to take her to the indoor pool more often! She still insists that animals do not eat flowers and leaves. A couple of our other choices for our nature book have had animals that eat flowers and leaves, but she just does not want to believe that they do. She does agree that iguanas probably eat fruit like it says though. She is such a silly little girl!
We hope you enjoyed learning a little about these fascinating reptiles!