Ben in the Glen
EYFS, KS1. Early Years, First Stage.
Ages 3 - 7
DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins
OVERVIEW: Follow Ben through his home in the glen as he explores the changes of the seasons and the variety of wildlife we see at different times of year.
As Ben learns about the world around him, he records his findings in his nature book. You even get to be up-close and hands-on with some ZooLab animals!
Key Workshop Objectives:
Observe changes across the four seasons
Explore what happens to animals as the seasons change
Introduce the concept of life cycles
Discuss the characteristics of ZooLab’s animals
Encourage listening and participation
Animals often used in this workshop:
Animal requests will be accommodated where possible. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee attendance.
Why learn through storytelling?
Using storytelling as a mechanism in teaching involves structuring learning around a narrative. It helps children (and adults) make sense of issues and topics by engaging them in a story, making facts easier to remember and participants more open to learning.
The benefits of learning through storytelling does not stop at increasing knowledge of the subject area - storytelling encourages creativity, expands vocabulary, increases attention span and helps to reinforce morals.
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