Our Chickens at Kids Count Pukekohe
Our Children have been learning all about the safety and care of our chickens.
At kids Count Pukekohe our Tamariki have been learning all about our Chickens. The children are supervised when they are handling our chickens and or feeding them. Part of the awesome learning that we are implementing throughout the curriculum is teaching our children to handle the chickens gently, not to chase them, and how to pick them up. Reminding children to wash their hands after touching the chickens are all good lessons that keep us safe.
This not only teachers our children life skills but empathy, compassion, and provides great bonding experiences with and alongside each other.
Here are some pictures of our toddlers exploring different ways to feed the chickens with their own buckets of chicken pellets. They call the chickens and love to watch the chickens pecking at the pellets. The learning, communication, excitement, and fun that takes place as the children giggle and interact with each other and the chickens at this routine feed time is fantastic. SO MUCH FUN.
In addition to learning responsibility for the chickens there are other educational benefits and lessons that we integrate through our children's farm curriculum learning such as, counting the number of eggs daily, doing an afternoon headcount to make sure each hen is safely in the coop, as well as looking at each chickens colouring, size and what they eat, the best part of all is sharing the eggs with our Whanau and children to take home.
Our Chickens at Kids Count Pukekohe are definitely well loved by our staff and Tamariki.