Pre-school & Nursery Education
Dublin Zoo and Early Childhood Ireland have officially launched two new preschool progammes called ‘Winter Woolies and ‘Farm-tastic Foods’ to help young children make the connection between their food, their clothes, the farm and nature.
In the ‘Farm-tastic Food’ module children see first-hand how foods are produced in the farm, as they watch the cow being milked and help gather eggs and vegetables. An interactive discussion on these foods introduces them to basic nutritional principles in a fun way using games, songs, stories like “The Little Red Hen” and props such as potatoes, spades, eggs and milk. This module is designed to follow the Aistear preschool curriculum under the strand of “Wellbeing”.
The ‘Winter Woolies’ module helps preschoolers understand the connection between the farm and the clothes they wear. It involves a walk and talk tour of the farm that allows them to connect their classroom learning to the real life animals they visit. This module follows the Aistear preschool curriculum under the strand of “Exploring and Thinking”.
Programmes take place in Family Farm for groups of up to 22 children at a special preschool price of €6 per child, one adult goes free with every two children, and the price includes a Zoo visit for all.
Booking in advance is essential. For information & bookings call: (01) 4748932 or email: email@example.com