Today is the 44th episode of Everything Under the Sun, a weekly podcast answering all the most pressing questions children around the world have about life on earth.
Our first question comes from Violet and Tabitha who are twins! They would like to know where identical twins come from? To answer their question we have Dr. Chris van Tulleken who is a doctor AND an identical twin! So find out everything about how baby identical twins are made. It’s amazing that if you’re an identical twin there is another person who looks just like you moving around the world!
The second question is from Allie and it is about baby penguins. She asks why do the feathers of baby penguins change when they get older? We talk about how baby penguins need soft warm feathers and why they change when they get big.
Then we head back to human babies, with a question about talking from Iris who asks how do babies learn to talk? Charles Fernyhough wrote a book about his daughter Athena and how she grew up and he answers her question brilliantly, telling us how babies learn the pattern and sounds of the language their family speaks inside their Mummy’s tummy and can easily learn different languages when they’re born.
Last week we had a competition to win a copy of Oliver Jeffers’ new book, The Fate of Fausto, it’s about a man who is so greedy he wants to own everything on the earth, including a flower, a sheep, a mountain and even the sea instead of just appreciating the world’s beauty and letting it be.
Hear are our favourite answers and find out who won!
A huge thank you the wonderful Dr. Chris for talking to us about identical twins and to Charles Fernyhough for chatting to us about babies and how they learn to talk and of course a big thank you to Iris, Allie, Violet and Tabitha for this week’s questions! Thank you also to Harper Collins children’s books and Oliver Jeffers for the copy of The Fate of Fausto! As well as to Tyler Simmons Dale, Ash Gardner, Audio Networks and Billy Colours.
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