FIELD TRIP TO PET SHOP
Field trips are not only lots of fun but they can also be very valuable learning experiences for young children as they are always learning; it is a never ending part of their young lives. This ‘learning’ fact is a big reason why it is important for the children to experience new things and new environments by observing, touching, seeing and smelling. To enhance their conceptual learning of the “Theme – Pet Animals”, the children were taken out on a field trip to “Oscar Pet Shop” on January 29th, 2018.
When the teacher announced about the Field Trip in the class, the children could not resist themselves from guessing where they were visiting. When the teacher revealed about visiting the pet shop, the children’s joys knew no bounds and they were very much excited to know what kinds of pets they would be seeing there. With this discussion carrying forward, the children of classes Prep A, B and C boarded the buses sharp at 10:30 a.m.
As they reached the venue, they were invited by the small barks of the puppies which were there in the cage. The children were enthralled to see the puppies, kittens, pigeons, love birds, rabbits and hamsters all in one place. The yellow parakeets also did not fail to captivate their attention.
As they entered the pet shop, they were very excite to see fishes of different shapes and colours in one place like alligator fish, vaastu fish, angel fish, gold fish, etc., to a name a few. The baby turtles swimming along with the fishes were indeed a sight to behold!
The children also saw the variety of foods for pets displayed in the racks along with pet care products. As they came out to board the bus, they got a glimpse of the rabbits being fed with cabbage and cauliflower leaves.
The children then boarded the bus with lots of discussions around different pet animals they had just seen and what pet they would prefer amongst them. The field trip indeed provided the children a learning environment which heightened their knowledge regarding the care and respect that needs to be given to pet animals.