Animal Homes – Early nature lessons

animal homes early nature bookIn Animal Homes, we learn about where different animals live. This is a perfect early nature lesson for young children in early grades or kindergarten and can be combined with a nature walk to find different animal homes. This is a level 1 book from Pratham, recommended for beginner readers, or kindergarten children.

Author: Ashwitha Jayakumar
Illustrator: Nafisa Nandini Crishna




Text and sample Images from Animal Homes

Animals live all around us.

Birds build their homes up high. And so do bees.

Spiders spin their homes.

early nature

Tiny termites build tall, tall homes.

Snails and tortoises grow homes on their backs.

Fish live in the water.

Frogs can live in water and on land.

Rabbits and rats live in burrows under the ground.

Monkeys and apes make trees their homes.

early nature

Bears and wolves live in dens.

Crocodiles live in swamps.

Deer live in forests.

And so do tigers!

One Large Home
Some animals live close to us and some live far away.
But do you know what we have in common with all the animals of the world?
We all build our homes in one large home: planet Earth!


<End of Animal Homes>

About Pratham, Read India

Pratham Books was set up in 2004, as part of the Read India movement, a nation-wide campaign to promote reading among children. Pratham Books is a not-for-profit organization that publishes quality books for children in multiple Indian languages.
Pratham’s mission is to see “a book in every child’s hand” and democratize the joy of reading.

Pratham’s books are available now in digital form on the Storyweaver platform.

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