Caring for creatures

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By Louise RichmondTeaching Assistant in a Reception class

Develop an understanding of animal growth and compassion for living things with these activities

Kitten and puppy

In this article:

  1. Animal match
  2. Look after me!
  3. Cross-curricular activities

Animal match

Match the baby to the adult

Physical Development – Moving and handling

Development matters: Move freely with pleasure and confidence in a range of ways, such as slithering, shuffling, rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, skipping, sliding and hopping (30–50 months); Show an understanding of the need for safety when tackling new challenges (40–60+ months).

Early learning goal: children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.

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