The Great Blue Heron - Read Aloud
Follow the great blue heron as it hunts for frogs and fish in flooded meadows and shorelines. Learn how it can balance on one leg and stand motionless for long periods of time. Trace the life cycle of these birds as both parents incubate and care for hatchlings.
In the first part of "The Great Blue Heron, " you'll hear a poem paired with beautiful photographs of this beautiful bird.
In the second part, you can listen to the paired rhyming lines followed by 24 fun facts about the great blue heron and its environment.
Listening to poetry is a fun way to discover sound and rhythm in English. Children can read along with an audio track, following the highlighted words on each page. This feature is perfect for young readers. It is also a great tool for English language learners of any age.
To start the audio:
1) Tap the middle of the screen
2) Tap the speaker icon in the upper right
3) Tap "Start reading" on the drop down menu