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World Animal Day

Animals in early years
Begins
2019-10-04 00:00:00
Ends
2019-10-04 23:59:59

The mission of World Animal Day, according to the official World Animal Day website is to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.

Research has shown that there are numerous benefits in encouraging children to care for animals. For young children, looking after a companion animal can help develop a sense of responsibility and compassion, and can help in coming to terms with some of life’s more difficult issues, such as bereavement.

Sometimes a child who finds it difficult to share his or her troubles with an adult or another child will talk to and confide in an animal, which can help in processing complex emotions. Celebrating World Animal Day in school is an ideal way to mark the end of a project on animals, whether involving pets, farm animals or wild animals.

More information and resources can be found at the World Animal Day Website



Resources for World Animal Day

KS1 Enhanced Planning Brainstorm for Plants and Animals

Plants & Animals Planning brainstorm to use with KS1 to set up the environment and use cross curricular links to teach the national curriculum in the style of Early Years. The planning seeks to spark children’s interests and excitement and starts with a hook. Each document has a section on to add children’s interests and notes on previous learning. This enabling environments spider planner shows independent challenges and ideas to enhance and set up provocations in continuous provision. This covers all areas of the National Curriculum accept languages and PE. We are able to create these for any interest, so please let us know if you would like any created by emailing us at admin@earlyyearsstaffroom.com.

Early Years Planning Brainstorm Animals

Early Years Planning Brainstorm Animals This is an Early Years planning brainstorm to use as a starting point for provocation ideas to enable the environment. The planning seeks to spark children’s interests and excitement. Each document has a section on to add children’s interests and notes on previous observation’s based on development matters. This enabling environments spider planner shows independent challenges and ideas to enhance and set up provocations in continuous provision. You can use these as ideas to plan further with children by just writing over the top and putting on display. See more Enhanced Planning. See all our resources Search Resources See all our blogs View Blogs