9M+: Show kids how to place a piece in the pelican's mouth. Then point to the animal in the pelican's body and help them retrieve it.
9M+: Hand kids a piece to touch and hold. Encourage them to shake, squeeze, and pass the object from hand to hand to hear its sound.
9M+: Encourage kids to hold one of the pelican's wings in each hand, lifting and lowering the wings as they crinkle.
12M+: Ask kids to place the sea creatures in the pelican's mouth and gather them from its belly.
12M+: Place the four sea creatures in a row and count them. Count them again as they are placed in the pelican's mouth, and again as they are retrieved from the belly.
12M+: Help kids learn the names of the four small sea creatures by saying each name aloud as you lift and point to the animal.
18M+: Have kids place the sea creatures in the pelican's mouth and tilt the pelican to dump them out again.
18M+: Help kids identify the different colors on the pelican. Say a color name aloud and ask kids to point to that color on the pelican's body. Ask the child to find the color on the sea creatures, too.
18M+: Help kids identify the different parts of the pelican's body, such as eyes, cheeks, and feet, and encourage them to point to the same parts on their own body.