50 Fantastic Ideas for Caring for Living Things

A brilliant collection of activities for teaching children to care for animals and plants. The ideas in this book will enable children to experience the delights of watching animals and plants grow, sharing and caring for pets, observing a variety of life-cycles, surveying different minibeasts and finding out how to help vulnerable wild animals like hedgehogs. Linked to the Understanding the World section of the EYFS framework, this book includes ideas for games, creative activities, role play and hands-on experiences with animals and plants to build children’s empathy and encourage respect for living things, both in their own environments and further afield. With over 40 books in the 50 Fantastic Ideas series there’s something for everyone – whether you’re a practitioner looking for new ideas or you want to try out a popular well-loved activity with a new twist. Each book offers a wide range of fun and creative activities to carry out with children aged 0-5 years, with lists of resources, step-by-step instructions and information about the benefits for children.