On Monday 24th April, Taigum Child Care Centre will warmly welcome the arrival of the Henny Penny chicken program.
The children will be able to observe with anticipation as the tiny creature finally emerges, dries out and becomes a cute, fluffy chick, ready to face the world. The antics of the new chicks will then be watched and commented upon with great enjoyment throughout the remainder of the program, and for many weeks thereafter.
For children in particular, these observations become a major point of discussion, a series of shared experiences which they can verbalise and which will enhance communication on all levels. Educators will have a range of educationally relevant ways in which their classes can respond to their individual experiences. These include the creation of drawings, poems, stories, journal entries, oral presentations and more.