Exploring the animal kingdom
It’s cute watching a two and a half year old discover life, sensations and nature without fear. This can be a problem if there’s an insect involved that is, say, a wasp, or a bee, or (insert something that bites).
But caterpillars are relatively harmless and different—and different is fun!
The caterpillar feels good crawling up the skin!
Pet the caterpillar!
Kiss the caterpillar!
Put foot accidentally too close to caterpillar!
Hmmm, death makes things complicated.