Fandex Kids Ocean
A diverse sampling of common and not-so-common ocean life, this set of cards teaches children facts about 49 sea creatures. Each card includes a colorful and detailed drawing of the creature, and identifies the species, phylum, depth zone, habitat, and size. Following this synopsis, the descriptive text provides more detail on unique characteristics and food sources. Creatures are displayed in alphabetical order – beginning with Antarctic Krill and ending with Zooplankton. Also includes a helpful explanation of ocean depth zones.
The bestselling Fandex decks have been given a complete overhaul to make them just right for children ages 8 and up—the illustrations are brighter and bolder, the die-cuts are simplified to make the cards easier to leaf through, and the text is livelier and age-appropriate. But the unique promise of Fandex is right here—a “facts that fit in your hand” die-cut-card-deck format packed with fascinating images and information about topics kids love.
In Ocean, kids will discover why the oceans are filled biological wonders that we’re only now starting to understand. Like the Curvier’s Beaked Whale, which has been recorded diving as far as 9,816 feet below the surface, more than any other mammal. The ancient Coelacanth—often called a “living fossil—which has changed very little in 400,000,000 million years and was once assumed to be extinct. And Giant Kelp, found in cool coastal waters filled with nutrients that help it grow up to two feet every day—that’s right, two feet! In addition to profiles of ocean species, the deck includes information about ocean depth zones, ecosystems, a glossary, and more.
This resource was created to make the well-known Fandex Family Field Guides more kid-friendly. So, if you have young ones who love the outdoors, Fandex Kids is sure to be your child’s go-to resource for learning! If you are unfamiliar with the popular Fandex Field Guides, you are in for a real treat. Providing a fan-like index with a picture and information (like a field guide), the handy Fandex guides are perfectly suited to hold and read! Instead of opening it like a book, you fan out the cards to access the “page” you need. Cards are secured at the bottom so no worries about loose cards! The tops of the cards are individually and ingeniously die-cut, providing an illustration of the card’s topic. The body of each card contains the animals name, size, habitat, and interesting facts about the particular subject. Each deck also offers a fun fact (called “Fin Facts” in the Ocean deck). Because information is contained on the front and back of each card, there’s actually quite a bit of information – the rough equivalent of a small field-guide page. Also included are cards providing a general introduction, topic specific information and a glossary. Includes a total of 53 heavy cardstock cards, measuring approximately 9” x 3”.
So named because they are fan-like indexes with pictures (like a field guide). A new concept in field guides, these 50-card decks are permanently bolted together at the base. Instead of opening it like a book, you fan out the cards to access the “page” you need. Tops of the cards are individually and ingeniously die-cut, providing a visual of each specimen. The body of each card functions as a complete chapter of the guide, containing information about it’s particular subject. Because information is contained on the front and back of each card, there’s actually quite a bit of information - the rough equivalent of a small field-guide page. A helpful index at the end of each helps you quickly find the card you need. Fandex topics appear below, but see our index for more specific information about each one.