Amazing Facts for Kids

Why do we love to share amazing facts for kids?

It really is the same answer to the question:  Why do we love to Travel?

There is a thrill learning about the world, and fantastic facts make you go WOW!

It is hard to describe the feeling of new places, experiences that are different to those that are familiar.  I particularly love discovering new facts or information about different places.  It’s like ‘wow I never knew that!”

Before a trip I love reading about what we will see, and then after the trip there is always more reading to do as you delve more deeply into facts about the place you now love.  Learning new information about countries is profoundly fascinating.   There are so many moments when I feel like I am falling in love with the world all over again.

The world is simply awesome, its places, and people!  I love sharing this joy of discovery with my kids with my travel. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I decided to put together a series of kid’s fun facts.   Obviously the word “fun” is pretty important – I wanted to keep it light and funny so that kids would enjoy the learning.

Let’s get rolling… what are some fun facts for kids about the world?

A breed of hairless dog exists in Peru!

When you see these totally strange dogs you think something is very wrong!  However not only is the Peruvian Hairless dog supposed to be this way, it’s history goes back over 2000 years as they have found sculptures of these very,  unhairy dogs dating to 200 years ago! Take a look here for more Peru facts.

Bet you didn’t know this about Kangaroos

Kangaroos cannot walk backwards. (That’s because they hop, balancing on their tail.) Not only that, there are also tree kangaroos that live in trees! Two of these species live in Australia – with more living in nearby New Guinea.

Koalas are not bears

Koala Bears are not in fact bears. They are marsupials which have a pouch where their newborns develop.  They are “born” a little like a pink jellybean and then attach to the teat inside until it grows hair

Sloths are not the sleepiest animal…

You know how Sloth’s are widely reputed to be the world’s laziest, sleepiest, slowest animal… well  Koalas are sleepier… clocking up22 hours a day.  Looking for more koala facts for kids, we’ll be posting a whole series of Australia facts for kids very soon!

Fun facts for Kids – we hope you enjoy them!

We hope you like our amazing facts for kids and find these fantastic facts inspiring.  Keep on learning; keep on travelling… but most of all LOVE the world that we live in.

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