Are we already to the words that start with the letter P?
As your child is studying the letters of the alphabet and you are choosing the right learning games, we are here to provide some fun facts and relatable topics to help it all stick.
P IS FOR…
Patience, good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence.
- Mummy Pig tries very hard to be patient with Peppa Pig.
- When you are struggling to be more patient with kids, know that you are not alone. It is a struggle that so many of us must face.
Proud, which is feeling deep pleasure or satisfaction as a result of achievements, qualities, or possessions.
- The Paw Patrol Pups are always proud of each other for a job well done.
There are an exceptional number of ways to spark more ideas for educational opportunities for the letter P. Check out this especially helpful list of words that start with the letter P, geared towards personal development.
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ANIMALS THAT START WITH THE LETTER P:
In the spirit of expanding our knowledge, I scoured the globe.
My kids love to learn all of the interesting animal facts that they can get their hands on. The weirder, the better! Now, they wonder why every animal doesn’t get to have armor like one of the animals on our list.
- Pigeons are incredibly complex and intelligent animals. They can recognise each letter of the human alphabet, differentiate between photographs, and even distinguish different humans within a photograph! Incredibly social, you can find them in flocks of 20-30 birds. A pigeon will mate for life and raise two chicks at the same time. Pigeons have excellent hearing. That means they can detect sounds at far lower frequencies than humans are able to, and can thus hear distant storms and volcanoes. So, if you suddenly see all of the pigeons leaving a place, chances are you should as well!
- The platypus is a semi-aquatic mammal from Australia that has a very unusual appearance. It is duck-billed, has a beaver-like tail, lays eggs, has otter-like fur and webbed feet. Europeans thought the first descriptions of these unusual critters were just a joke. Platypus close their eyes and ears when underwater, so in order to feed on worms, insects, and freshwater shrimp.
- No, that isn’t a pine cone. It’s a Pangolin! Pangolins (or scaly anteaters) are mammals which live in Africa and Asia. They have scales on their skin. They are the only mammals which have this adaptation. A Pangolin may have features of armadillos (long, ant eating tongue and broad tail) and sloths (claws), but is not related to either.
- Nicknamed “sea parrots” – and sometimes “clowns of the sea“ – Atlantic puffins have black and white feathers and a large parrot-like beak. Puffins spend most of their lives out at sea, resting on the waves when not swimming. Their range spans the eastern coast of Canada and the United States to the western coast of Europe. A puffin’s beak (or bill) changes colour during the year. In winter, the beak has a dull grey colour, but in spring it blooms with an outrageous orange! Cute little carnivores live off small fish such as herring, hake and sand eels. Puffins are fab flyers, flapping their wings up to 400 times a minute and speeding through the air at up to 50 miles per hour. A baby Puffin is called a “puffling”!
- “Peacock” is commonly used as the name for a peafowl of the pheasant family. But in fact “peacock” is the name for the colorfully plumaged male peafowl only. The females are called peahens, they are smaller and grey or brown in color. Peacock feathers account for 60 percent of the bird’s total body length. Peafowl are omnivorous, they eat many types of plants, flower petals, seeds, insects and small reptiles such as lizards.
So many perfect animals as we expand our knowledge of words that start with P! Our planet is so exciting! Let’s see what else P is for!
CHECK OUT THESE AWESOME COLORING SHEETS FOR EACH ANIMAL!
PLACES STARTING WITH THE LETTER P:
Our search words that start with the letter P has brought us to some pretty awesome places.
- The Panama Canal was built to shorten the distances ships needed to travel to deliver the cargo they were carrying onboard between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It is a 48 mile waterway that crosses the Isthmus of Panama. The French began to build the canal in 1881. The canal was completed and officially opened on the 15th August, in 1914. The Panama Canal is still used today and is seen as an important part of international trading.The canal works by using three pairs of locks at each end, these locks are used for lifting and lowering the ships onto different water levels. The locks are similar to water-filled chambers that help move the boats. New locks were added in 2016 so that larger ships were able to pass through the canal, but many ships are still too big for the canal..
- Pearl Harbor is a Naval Base in Hawaii. It was the site of a terrible attack by Japanese forces during World War II. They destroyed many ships and killed many soldiers. It was this attack that led the United States to entering World War II. President Roosevelt gave a famous speech after the attack in which he said December 7th would be a “date which will live in infamy”. Today, there is a memorial to the US soldiers who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The USS Arizona memorial is built on the water above the wreckage of the sunken ship, the USS Arizona. The wreckage is considered a US National Historic Landmark.
- Peru is a country in South America. The capital is Lima. The ruins of Machu Picchu, the Andes mountains, and the source of the Amazon River are all found in Peru. Peru’s most important exports, products that it sells to other countries, are fish, gold and other metals, oil, coffee, sugar, and cotton. Also, the food in Peru is very diverse. Tourists from other countries like to come to Peru because of the history and also to enjoy nature. Many people come to climb mountains in the Cordillera Blanca in the Ancash Region, and many people visit Peru’s long Pacific coast or the Amazon jungle. Cuzco and Machu Picchu are just two of the places where many buildings built by the Incas are still standing after hundreds of years, and these are some of the most visited places.
FOOD THAT STARTS WITH THE LETTER P:
Parmesan cheese is the name of a few kinds of Italian extra-hard cheeses made of cow’s milk. It is usually the cheese to go with Spaghetti and other typical Italian pasta, but it also has many other uses. Parmesan is a part of Italian national cuisine and is usually grated. It is hard, sharp and dry. Usually, Parmesan cheese is either Parmigiano-Reggiano or Grana Padano cheese. Both cheeses are strictly regulated as far as the way they are made, and the region they come from. Only these brands (Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano) are protected. In many parts of the world, cheese is sold as Parmesan cheese that has nothing to do with the true cheese. Once you try real Parmesan cheese, you will never go for the green shaker, again!
Ready for 3 great parmesan recipes? I thought so.
- Your family will love this one-pan chicken parmesan; you’ll love the easy clean up!
- I love anything with garlic in it and these Garlic Parmesan Bites are amazing!
- This Ham & Cheese Tortellini takes your tortellini dinner to a whole new level in less than 20 minutes!
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