Parents of Nursery and Prep Students enthusiastically participated in the preparation for the British Council ISA Activities on the theme Connecting to Nature. They were excited to join the teachers in exploring and making animals in India, Africa and Australia.They also participated in making other preparations for the Story Enactments of the students on stories based on animals in India, Africa and Austalia
We continued our exploration about the animals by touching upon the animal stories , carefully choosing the stories so as to not only take up the animals from our beautiful and diverse sub continent but also about the animals of Africa and Australia. Story telling sessions through the medium of video s was indeed effective . We found our students engrossed in the stories, all ready to enact them.
Lets Know Our Animals
We started our adventure trip with first telling our little explorers about animals found India , Australia and Africa. We then moved on to showing them presentation about the animals wherein they could see the animals, they could acquire knowledge about the animal sounds , the food they eat and also about their habitat.
It was indeed a delight so see the little one making the sounds of the animals ,trying to enact them and getting so excited.
Animal Exploration Adventure Trip Begins by tiny tots of Nursery and Prep
Nature instills in everyone a sense of beauty and calmness. It exposes us to things that are alive and growing and promotes curiosity and exploration.
Children and nature go together—
It is extremely important to introduce children to the natural world, beginning in the early years. Their social, emotional, and physical health depends on this exposure to develop. Humans are hardwired to need nature—because we are part of it.
Teaching kids to have compassion and empathy for their furry, feathered, and finned friends is vital for preventing cruelty to animals as well as in raising them to respect and treat those who are different from them with kindness. According to the National PTA Congress, “Children trained to extend justice, kindness, and mercy to animals become more just, kind, and considerate in their relations to each other. Character training along these lines will result in men and women of broader sympathies; more humane, more law-abiding, in every respect more valuable citizens.”
These thoughts inspired us to take animals found in various parts of India, Africa and Australia as our topic for the tiny tots of Nursery and Prep.
Africa is a vast continent, comprising many countries and habitats. From fertile valleys to barren deserts: Africa has it all. Africa is home to many animals, such as lions, cheetahs, giraffes and zebras.
Australia has the most unusual native animals in the world. Over 90 percent of the mammals, 7 percent of the birds, 88 percent of the reptiles and 94 percent of the frogs are unique to Australia.
Being home to such a diverse variety of fauna, we choose Africa, Australia and our motherland India to take our little tiny tots on an adventure trip of learning animals.