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Zoo Play at Aylesbury Day Nursery

Zoo play has been the theme of the month at Willows Day Nursery, Stoke Mandeville.

This topic was inspired by children in the nursery who had visited the zoo with their parents and shared their experiences with everyone, as well as books in the Story Stack. Practitioners extended this interest and curiosity by creating zoo tuff trays which included real sand, soil, plants and toy animals. They also used words and books to describe the different animals that might be found in a zoo or natural environment.

Nursery Manager Jane Hobbs said:

“Child-led learning and play is something we wholeheartedly promote at Willows Day Nursery. Children are naturally curious about wildlife and lots of our books and resources are animal focused. Our practitioners expanded and enhanced this interest through carefully designed activities designed to engage the children and help them to develop their learning further.”