• Iris Windsor

Just Another Kid!

Updated: Feb 12, 2019

Dragonfly’s Early Learning had a visit from a new very special friend "Billie the Kid"

An animal visit gives each child an engaging, hands-on experience of the sights, sounds, smells and feel of their animal visitor

Children can feel at ease with their visitor and have a positive experience. They learn to interact with care, empathy and respect.

Children experience mutually enjoyable, caring and respectful relationships with people and the environment

Children develop an understanding of themselves and their world through active, hands-on investigation.

Children are encouraged to communicate their feelings, thoughts and ideas while investigating all things about their visitor

The animal's visit provides children with an increased confidence; and a story to reflect upon with their peers, family and friends.

Older children are able to grow their learning experience by discussing what baby animals are called:

Mother Goat may be called a Nanny, Daddy Goat is called a Billy but the baby is called a Kid.

They also get to discuss what animals eat and the environment in which they live

Children become aware of fairness. They are able to display taking turns when holding the animals and making sure that everyone has a turn

Children also develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, enthusiasm, persistence and imagination.

There is an enormous amount of interest created and this then leads to lots of questions which results in interest lead learning

The children are able to use their senses to feel, smell and see the animal first hand.

They are then able to discuss what they feel like, whether they have fur and whether they are fluffy or soft.

They are able to discuss the smells characteristic of their animal visitor

To learn more about Dragonfly’s Early Learning phone 07 5471 6500 Or go to: https://www.dragonflys.com.au/contact-us

Billie the Kid - Dragonfly's Early Learning Program


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