Kids and Frogs
Waxy Tree Frog on a Branch
What is it about kids and frogs?
Blue poison dart frog
Northern Leopard Frog on a rock
Smokey Jungle Frog - Look at his bulging eyes!
Kids love frogs!
Our Frog Stories
Being the mother of two boys, you can imagine that I have had my share of reptile and amphibian experiences. If fact, i had to remind myself that it isn't just boys that have a fascination with frogs. We all love nature and animals etc. Even as a young girl, I never minded frogs, and I even was excited to find them! I truly loved looking under the stepping stones or an old log just in hopes of finding one. What an adventure! My boys, love them no less, and maybe even more, thus our "fun times" and adventures with frogs and such, began.
My mother tells the story, awful as it almost begins to sound, of me when I was very young, and very much a fan of these four legged critters. I would go out the front door, into a close in gated area, where inevitably, I would find a frog. You can't imagine my excitement! I would hold onto the frog for a long time, and look at the stars, and play with the frog until my mother came for me. She would tell me to come in and put the frog down, and I would say no. I really didn't want to put him down! She eventually would try to take the frog out of my hands, and I would hold on tighter.
She goes on to tell the story of how she needed to gently explain the frogs eyes showed how I was holding on too tightly to him, and that we all had to go to bed. He would be sad if he couldn't go to bed with his frog family. So I finally gave in, a little two year old that didn't really understand, but then I did understand. So I let him hop away, then went inside.
Its been interesting to learn about new types of animals as we have lived in other parts of the United States. There are many different ones (obvious to some, not to all though) from one region to the next. This inspired us to learn more, especially when we weren't sure they may or may not be poisonous.
This hub shows some different kinds of frogs from different parts of the world, that have different colors and textures. I am simply amazed at what some of these frogs look like, they are just so amazing in color and design.
The two photos where you can tell that someone is holding the frogs, show a little frog we found in Texas. It was in the Northeastern part of Texas not far from Arkansas. They held the frog long enough to show us, but then we let him go. They loved to come out when it was wet, especially after the rain had been falling.
To see some of the photos a bit larger, try clicking on the images. My favorite of this grouping is the Waxy tree frog sitting on a piece of wood or a branch. He looks almost alien! I like all the frogs though, and I guess I never totally outgrew my love for frogs. That may be a good thing!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you saw a new frog here that you have never seen before.