Today is a great day to get outside! Take a favorite book and find a park bench, swing or blanket. You might even find a place you can watch some ducks. Indy with Kids has a great list of 8 Places to Find Ducks in Indy. The article talks about feeding them, but did you know the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and other conservation groups say that for the good of the ducks, we all need to stop hand feeding them? Bread is especially bad for them! Here are two really great article that explains why hand feeding is bad for ducks and geese:
- Indy Midtown Magazine: No Ducking the Issue! Stop Feeding Waterfowl
- Don’t Feed the Ducks Bread Say Conservationists
That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them though. You can learn what food might be healthy for them. You can watch them and also take some pictures! While you are out, point out the ducks you see and hear. How does a duck look different than a goose? What colors are their feathers? What sounds do ducks and geese make? How many ducks can you count?
You can listen to the story Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell right now. Listed below are some more free online eBooks & activities about ducks as well as several eBooks you can check out with your IndyPL Library card.
Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell from Candlewick Press on Vimeo.
More FREE Online eBooks:
More FREE Online Reading:
- All Ready to Read Booklists – links to free online books, activities and more ideas to talk, sing, read, write and play at home!
- Storytime Online – 100 Free Video Read Alouds
- 500+ Free Video Read Alouds & eBooks for Kids with an iPad
- Download and Stream for Kids – Free with your indyPL Library Card.
Printables, Crafts & More about Ducks:
- Website: National Geographic Kids – Mallard Ducks
- Printable: Ugly Duckling Mini Book
- Printable: National Wildlife Federation – Let’s Draw a Duck
Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?
Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eAudiobooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?