We know you’re all finishing off for the holidays and thinking about nativity plays, Christmas trees and concerts… in fact, when we’re waking up to a cold and frosty morning most days it can be hard to think about going outside to play. But that’s where we come in! Because we want to make sure that everyone is staying active and enjoying the outdoors, whatever the weather.
Rather than just being yet another company emailing you about Christmas we thought we’d talk about polar bears - in fact, about our Polar Bear Trail, newly launched last month.
When you’re feeling all wintery spare a thought for polar bears.
Did you know…
Polar bears actually have black skin and although they look white, their fur is actually translucent.
Polar bears have 42 teeth… that’s a lot of brushing!
Polar bears can reach speeds up to 40 kph (25 mph) on land and 10 kph (6 mph) in water.
Polar bears keep warm thanks to nearly 10 cm of blubber under the skin.
Our new Polar Bear Trail has been designed to help children learn about the animal through moving like them
The Polar Bear Trail features an Ice Drift Leap, Fish Pull, Climb and Sniff, Seal Lift, Swim and Dive and a Stop Clock. The Polar Bear Trail Instruction Panel is a fantastic, visual way for children to see what each of the items is designed to help them do.
Imagine leaping from ice patch to ice patch with the Ice Drift Leap. Then, move on to the Fish Pull and use your upper-body strength to imagine catching fish through a hole in the ice. Next it’s the Climb & Sniff where you can go up and around and over this frame. After this it’s the Seal Lift and that’s all about coordination and using your core to imagine you’re dragging a seal out of the water. Finally, the Swim & Dive is designed to help children imagine they’re diving in and out of the water, chasing, swimming and generally doing what polar bears do best!
The best bit is, this is just one of the new range of animal trails, designed to help your children learn about the natural world through active play. But given it’s Christmas and winter… we couldn’t resist telling you about this one, in particular.