Whales are amazing creatures, yet many kids do not take an interest in them because they are too busy playing computer games or watching mindless shows on TV. Although modern technology can be useful for many things, it sometimes takes over our kid’s lives and turns them into zombies who only want to look at a screen all day. Here are some strategies to help you get your kids interested in humpback whales.
Whale Watching Tours
If the kids have time off school and you are itching to get them out of the house and away from their computer or smartphone, why not look at professional tours. You can go whale watching in Eden and bring the kids up close and personnel with some of the biggest mammals on the planet.
One of the best things about being in Australia from May to September is the annual humpback migratory season. This is the time when whales migrate to the warmer waters north of Australia and go back with their young to the Antarctic.
If you want your kids to take an interest in marine life, what better place to start than with one of the most breath-taking species on the planet. Kids will never forget a whale-watching tour for the rest of their lives.
As we mentioned, modern technology is not all bad. There are lots of ways to use it to educate your kids. Instead of giving them computer games and cartoons, why not introduce them to wildlife documentaries? There are plenty of excellent documentaries on YouTube and Netflix that will get your kids interested in whales and other marine species. On the big screen TV, underwater footage of whales can look amazing and even young kids will be interested in what is going on.
Another way to get kids interested in whales is to teach them some interesting facts about different species. If they have an interest in dinosaurs, why not compare the size of whales to prehistoric dinosaurs? This can be done by using online games and other resources.
There are many ways to get children interested in whales. If you are in Australia, take the opportunity to witness the humpback migration and bring your kids along for the ride. They will never forget the day they met one of natures most gigantic creatures. A whale-watching tour will quickly spark an interest in these amazing mammals.