Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Human babies are born completely helpless, and depend on adults for their survival.
  • Humans have adapted to find certain features "cute", to encourage them to look after young babies.
  • Many of the things we find cute, such as a large head, big eyes and chubby cheeks, are present in other animals too.

Curriculum keywords

  • Life cycles
  • Adaptation
  • Reproduction

Spark a discussion

  • What physical features make babies cute?
  • Why do we feel protective towards babies?
  • Why do humans find other baby animals cute?

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