Helping children learn about the world around them and the environment helps provide a good basis for early childhood education. The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch is taking place between 27-29th January and we want to encourage children to get involved!
Birdwatching can be a valuable activity for children to start learning about the world around them. Birds are everywhere in the UK, and each day you’ll likely hear the gentle hum of birdsong as you go about your business.
Birds are important for the ecosystem in many ways; from controlling the insect population to helping seeds germinate, and understanding the different bird species around us is a great thing for children.
Our Birdwatching Early Years Activity Guide will aim to educate children about birds in fun and creative ways.
This easy-to-follow resource is laid out in a recipe-book format – with ‘what you’ll need’ and the ‘method’. We’ve even provided links to the Early Years Foundation Stage to help your practitioners identify key development milestones whilst completing each activity.
We hope you find some food for thought from the activities within this eBook. And if you’ve tried any out with your little ones, we’d love to see your photos – you can tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram…