Archive for December, 2014

A Real Live Underwater Penguin Pal

December 6, 2014

The Penguin Post has learned that scuba expert Derek Youd gets to have the ultimate diving buddy. He is Yoyo, the Macaroni Penguin, and whenever there’s a diver about, Yoyo is more than happy to coach them in advanced underwater penguin skills. Yoyo is one of 70 penguins at the Living Coasts Zoo and Aquarium in Torquay, Devon, where qualified scuba divers can enjoy a ‘diving with penguins’ experience.  But for dive supervisor Derek, it’s 18-month-old Yoyo who always makes the experience memorable.239A053C00000578-2854540-Hitching_a_ride_Young_penguin_Yoyo_with_diver_Derek_Youd_at_the_-1_1417344965836

‘Yoyo was hand-reared by keepers, so he is especially confident around people,’ Derek explains. ‘He fusses around the divers when they are getting ready and likes to inspect their gear. ‘Once we are in the water, he is such a good swimmer and he’ll circle around us, tugging on anything loose like hair or a zip. 239A047C00000578-2854540-Deep_friendship_Whether_in_or_out_of_the_water_Yoyo_never_wander-2_1417344980331

‘Like all youngsters, playing is uppermost in his mind. He seems to think all diving in the pool is for his personal benefit. ‘He has plenty of his own penguin friends. It’s just that we have to remind him sometimes that he is a penguin too!’

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Penguins Can Fly!

December 5, 2014

According to the USPS December 9th is the deadline to get international packages out via air mail to Europe, Canada and Asia that will arrive by Christmas.  The deadline for Africa, Central and South America was December 2nd.104111-penguins-lovers-flying-penguin
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Noodles & Albie For The Holidays

December 5, 2014

If you’re thinking of a perfectly wonderful gift for a child this holiday season, Noodles & Albie certainly fits the bill. As a rookery of wonderful reviews, testimonials, awards and fans of all ages will testify, and as if you needed more here’s a recent testimonial from respected educator Erica Sanders.

“As a teacher, I think Noodles & Albie is incredible! Set under the sea, this tale about friendship is great to read with a classroom full of children. There are plenty of characters (all different species of underwater animals), so it is easy to keep a lot of kid’s attention with the use of different voices. There aren’t any scenes that are truly scary, and there are several lessons to be learned, such as bravery, learning, trust, and friendship. There are so many activities to do with children that go along with/expand upon the story. I was able to write a lesson plan that fully encompassed all eight different intelligences, and all four different types of learners. BUY THIS BOOK! Give it to friends, family, or teachers! Everyone is sure to love it!”

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Penguins Getting In The Christmas Spirit

December 5, 2014

Even Scrooge would get in the Christmas spirit after watching these waddling Santa’s!