Tortoise rhyme & Video for children to learn about tortoise. Watch this lovely kids rhyme on tortoise. A slow land reptile… tortoise! Tortoises are known to have a LONG life span! Watch this rhyme to learn more fun facts about them.
I am the slow and steady one,
In ‘The hare and tortoise’ story, the race who won,
For being slow, I may be mocked,
But to the world a great lesson I’ve taught!
I am the tortoise, a reptile,
A hard shell I carry on my back in style,
By my foes when I am attacked,
Into my shell I quickly retract.
I have a short and pointed tail,
Short limbs, thick claws and a skin with scales,
I have no teeth but horny beaks,
I eat grass, fruits, leaves and weeds.
I am seen in many a type,
From tiny to rather huge in size,
My cousins, the turtles live in water,
I live on land near water.
In color I’m grey, green, yellow or brown,
I lay eggs in burrows called nests in the ground,
Once hatched, my hatchlings are on their own,
To have long lives we are known!