At Meet A Creature, we know that our educational animal workshops for children in primary schools are a great way for getting children involved and an excellent tool for learning. But what else comes with an animal workshop? What can children learn from these educational visits?
Teaches children how to care for animals
One of the main things your pupils can learn from animal workshops is about caring for animals. The key is that we introduce each of our animals so that children know how the animal behaves and other key information. After this, the children will handle them. This is an excellent way for children to know how to care for and respect animals, as well as understanding the importance of caring for other children or adults. It can also help children mature and become the respectful and compassionate pet owners of the future.
Great way of building confidence
Some children will be excited of the idea of holding animals and learning about them. However, there will always be some pupils that will not be as confident. With the support of our experienced Ranger, pupils will be able to gain confidence and join in with the animal handling at their own pace. We aim to include everyone and take the time to help children build confidence with the animals, which can help their overall confidence and child development.
As well as this, it gives children the confidence of experiencing something that is out of their comfort zone and something they might have never experienced before. This can help children develop other skills in the future, for instance by approaching new tasks with a positive attitude because they believe they can succeed.
Learning the concept of teamwork
Animal workshops are a great way for getting all of your pupils working together, enjoying themselves and understanding one another. For example, there might be a few pupils that are not as comfortable with animals as some other pupils. Because our animal handling workshops are a group activity, everyone works together, making the whole experience more beneficial for child development.
At Meet A Creature, we understand the importance of children having contact with as many safe animals as possible during their developing years. If you are interested in our educational animal workshops, then please do not hesitate to contact us on 07432 560371 and we’ll be more than happy to help. If you haven’t already, check out our Facebook and Twitter and watch some of our videos on YouTube!