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Elephants are the biggest land animals in the world today. They are mammals, which means that the mother produces milk to feed their young. Also, they are herbivores, which means they only eat plants.
There are two types of elephant - the African elephant is bigger, and has bigger ears, than the Asian elephant. Amazingly, elephants spend 22 months growing in their mother's womb before they are born.
A baby Asian elephant was born in Dublin Zoo on 15th May 2017 - find out more here and see some photos.
Pretend games help your child to develop their language skills and practise things they have seen and heard. Games and activities that build concentration and thinking skills are great for your child. They build skills such as being able to see patterns, being able to group things together and using numbers. Being able to join in games and working with you or other people on a project, is a life skill used every day and a way many people learn.
Encourage your child to tell you about games they play – with other children, at school or on the computer. Get them to explain the rules of the game to you. Imaginative play is important too so encourage your child in any creative play they are engaged in.
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