Teaching & Learning Moment - Feather

~ Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 5:11 AM ~

I like to bring our kiddos to the playground whenever situations and weather permits. One morning after dropping off our oldest kiddo at kindy, I brought our girls to the playground as usual and as our girls ran ahead leaving me behind, I noticed something on the floor. A fluffy feather! Ahhh... thank you God for this learning opportunity!

I immediately called our girls over and gently showed them the feather on my palm, careful not to let the wind blow it away. I let them touch and feel the feather and repeated gently the word 'feather' (pronounced as 'fare-duh') Now being the long-winded mum that I am, I don't just stop there. I went on to explain to our girls as simple as possible that birds have feather, it keeps them warm and comfortable.

Then I asked our older girl how about dogs? And waited for her to try to answer and gently corrected her.

I went on to teach them about furs and hairs, giving examples that dogs and cats have furs, humans like her and mummy, we have hairs.

Teaching & Learning Moment

Now why this falls into the 'Teaching & Learning Moments!'?

* I get to teach our girls about feather and its importance to a bird.

* I get to teach our girls about feather, fur and hair and how to differentiate them.

* I get to reinforce our older girl's speech, sometimes she cannot pronounce properly.


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