🌺 Artie’s World: A Journey into the Jungle! 🌺
When it came to designing new zones for Artie’s World, we chose the opposite of the first, Arctic Adventure. It was time to dream of more tropical climes and introduce 15 new, unique animals to help children recognise shapes and improve their motor skills. Cue, the Jungle Journey. Without further ado, here are the latest animals you and your children can find in Artie’s World, along with some interesting facts to get the kids excited about this amazing habitat…
Alongside Farm Friends, the Jungle Journey is the latest dot-to-dot adventure for Artie. We were inspired by the rainforests, swamps, and mangroves of South East Asia. The climate here is vastly different from -50 degree Arctic winters. Firstly, the four seasons are separated into monsoon and inter-monsoon seasons. During the two monsoon seasons, the tropical storms can be both beautiful and frightening! However, all four seasons are hot and humid, and nowhere is this truer than in the rainforest regions.
Rainforests are some of the most biodiverse habitats on the planet, and the animals living there are consequently very unique. Each rainforest will typically consist of a number of layers, starting with the forest floor. Here you’ll find lots of fungus varieties amongst the dead leaves that have fallen from the upper layers. In terms of animals, you’ll find larger species that cannot climb trees. Look for dark brown and green colours in their fur, which serve as camouflage for both prey and predator.
Next you’ll find the understory, where most animals such as big cats, snakes, and birds live. The leaves on plants are large to ensure they can collect enough sunlight, filtering down from above. However, the final two layers tend to get the most sunlight. The canopy is the most biodiverse area of the rainforest for foliage and insects, because the trees are so close together that there’s barely any space between them. Finally, the uppermost layer is the emergent layer where the tallest trees pop out over the top of the canopy.
Once you’ve amazed the kids with some facts about the habitat, what about the animals themselves? Here is the full set of Jungle Journey cards for you to save and print at home. Why not turn them into flash cards, and test your child’s knowledge as you draw?
We hope you enjoy discovering the Jungle Journey with your child – and don’t forget to check out Farm Friends too! Artie’s World is available on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon. If you have any questions, we would love to hear from you. Email us at [email protected]