B is for Birds

Southern California is teeming with sparrows. These chubby, blunt beaked creatures adorn our trees, power lines, and buildings. They are hardy critters that have easily adapted to living in metropolitan areas, utilizing whatever resources are available. Following an introduction to these seasoned travelers, your little ones used twigs and grass to make nests for their very own sparrow! This activity allowed the chance for your child to practice their understanding of new vocabulary. It also provided several other benefits, including, but not limited to, environmental responsibility, the food chain, geography, and flight. Your little one also expanded upon their observation skills as they regarded the many sparrows that visit Huntley, their listening skills as they listened to the sparrow’s song, and patience as they quietly waited for the birds. More importantly, they continue to develop their ongoing love of learning that will be reinforced every time they see a new bird!

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