In term 2 we welcomed Stu, a bearded dragon, to our kinder. Thank you to Michelle for sharing Stu with us.
We also welcomed to our kinder three chickens, Snow White, Night Wolf and Penny, and three Budgies, Gordon, Apple, and Buddy.
Pets in the kinder are an extension of the children’s learning about being responsible for the environment. Observing and caring for these animal instils a sense of responsibility and respect for life going forward. A kinder pet brings increased sensitivity and awareness of the feelings and needs of others—both animals and humans. Children learn that all living things need more than just food and water for survival. They also learn how their behaviour and actions affect other living beings.