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Click Science and Discovery Magazine for Preschoolers and Young Children

Click Science and Discovery Magazine for Preschoolers and Young Children September 2020

Just right for inquisitive young children, each issue of CLICK is a journey of discovery about the world around them, one exciting topic at a time, sparking a lifelong love of reading and learning about nature, the sciences, and the arts. Grades 1-2

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Cricket Media, Inc.
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1 min.
hands on art

Hands come in handy when you’re making art. They’re great for mixing paints, shaping clay, and holding crayons and scissors. And they’re perfect for making handprint art! How? First make a handprint. Brush finger paint onto the palm and fingers of your hand. Press your painted hand down on a piece of paper. Gently lift your hand away. If you don’t like getting your hands messy, trace your hand onto the paper instead. Now use paint, markers, cut paper, and your imagination to turn your handprint into something new. Here are some ideas to get you started.…

1 min.
how long is a foot?

One foot on a ruler is 12 inches long. It’s the same length on every ruler. But an animal foot does not have to be 12 inches long. Measure these footprints. How does your foot compare? An African elephant’s footprint can be 19 inches long, too big to fit on two pages of Click. Its front feet are nearly round, but its back feet are more oval in shape. Western lowland gorillas are smaller than other types of gorillas, but this male’s footprint is still 13 inches long! Like all gorillas, it can move its big toe the way you move your thumb to grab and hold things. A grizzly bear’s front paws are about 8 inches long, not including the claws. Its back feet are even bigger. The claws alone can be…

1 min.
talented tails

Some tails shelter from the snow. The arctic fox uses its fluffy tail like a blanket. A squirrel curls its tail over its back like a coat. Some tails guide which way to go. The flying squirrel’s tail steers its glide. A cheetah’s tail gives it balance to zip and zoom. Some tails say, “Come look at me.” A male peacock shows off his tail feathers to attract a mate. Some tails warn it’s time to flee. A male turkey stands straight, fans out his tail, and gobbles at a female. A rattlesnake shakes its tail to say, “Leave me alone, or I’ll bite!” When a skunk lifts its tail and growls, watch out! It’s ready to spray. Some tails help out like a hand. A chameleon’s tail holds tight to branches as it moves through trees. The spider monkey hangs from…

1 min.
whose feet ?

Big or small, hard or soft, with toes or without, feet take you places. Can you guess which animals have feet like these? A chimp’s foot looks almost the same as its hand. The big toe moves and bends like a thumb, so the chimp can use its foot like a hand, to hang from a tree branch or grab a piece of fruit. The long toes on a basilisk lizard’s back feet are fringed with skin-like scales. The scales spread out when the basilisk runs on water and create pockets of air that keep the lizard from sinking. Thick pads on a tiger’s paws help it sneak up on prey. Like a house cat, a tiger can pull its claws back into a pocket of skin to keep them from wearing down…

2 min.
ok, tokay

There are more than 1,000 kinds of geckos. Some live in deserts, some in jungles, and some on mountains. They’re found on every continent but Antarctica. This tokay gecko lives high on a tree in southeast Asia. It rests during the day and comes out at night to look for bugs to eat. You can tell when a tokay has been eating a lot by looking at its tail. That’s where the tokay stores extra fat. It uses the fat for energy when it can’t find enough to eat. Fat or skinny, the tokay’s long tail helps it balance. When a gecko climbs a slippery surface or feels like it might fall, it presses its tail down. The tail acts like a fifth leg to help keep the gecko steady. What if the…

4 min.
tails to tell

“It’s a flyswatter-lightbulbcupcake creature!” squealed Ana, waving a colorful piece of paper. Her brother Reed unfolded his paper. “This one’s a . . . let’s see . . . a poison dart–marshmallow–heart beast!” Leigha laughed. “Look at this one! I’ll name it whale tail–phone–flower monster!” Leigha’s mom came into the room. “You’re doing art?” she asked. “No, Aunt Jessica. We’re playing Heads, Bodies, and Tails,” Ana said. “Oh, how do you play that?” she asked. “You each get a sheet of paper and draw a silly head on the top third,” Reed told her. “You fold that section back so nobody can see it, then pass the paper to the next person. Next everyone draws a body on the middle third, folds that section back, and passes the paper again. Then everybody draws a tail at…