Today, we’re diving into the excitement of the Big Garden Bird Watch, which is on the 26th -28th January. It’s a wonderful initiative that not only celebrates the beauty of our avian neighbors but also aligns perfectly with the values of Tops Day Nursery.
This is an annual event organised by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). It encourages people of all ages to spend an hour counting the birds they spot in their gardens, balconies, or local green spaces. This nationwide survey helps scientists gather valuable information about bird populations and trends, aiding in the conservation and protection of our feathered friends.
Let’s Get Creative
Bird Feeder Crafting:
Throughout our Tops settings, we have been making our own bird feeders using recycled materials. Why not try it at home? Not only does this activity promote sustainability, but it also provides our feathered friends with a cozy spot to refuel.
Why the Big Garden Bird Watch Matters to Us!
The Big Garden Bird Watch perfectly fits with Tops Day Nursery’s goal of giving children fun and educational experiences. This day has lots of benefits for our little ones. Here are just a couple of the benefits:
Connection to Nature: Engaging with the Big Garden Bird Watch allows our children to connect with the natural world around them. Understanding and appreciating nature fosters a sense of responsibility and care for the environment.
Learning through Play: The activities we’ve planned aren’t just fun; they’re educational too! Crafting bird feeders, using binoculars, and identifying birds enhance various skills, from fine motor skills to cognitive development.
As we embark on this feathered adventure at the Big Garden Bird Watch, Tops Day Nursery is not only creating cherished memories but also instilling a deep appreciation for the world around us. Through play, exploration, and a touch of birdwatching magic, we’re nurturing future stewards of our planet—one bird at a time. Happy bird watching!