Caring for small animals such as chickens, can provide young children with the opportunity to learn more about them firsthand. Young children are engaged and learn best by DOING. They can learn about caring for animals and the responsibility that goes with it. Having animals in the room provides a wonderful opportunity for learning about nature, science and living things.
The children are learning about the incubator; how this machine tries to replicate what happens when a hen sits on eggs.
The children were fascinated with the way the incubator works; having a close look and asking questions to satisfy their curiosity.
The children enjoyed drawing their understanding of the chicken hatching process.
They were motivated to learn more about chickens. Books were provided for them to explore and research.