Who loves the Zoo? momstown does! Each month we base our programs on educational themes – this month was “At the Zoo”!
Each month momstownhas an educational theme, and for September it was "At The Zoo". Over the past month we have enjoyed zoo crafts, zoo songs and fingerplays, and zoo books at our playdates around town. We read old favourites like "My Heart is Like a Zoo" by Michael Hall, "Animal Strike at the Zoo. It's True!" by Karma Wilson, and "Hippo Has a Hat" by Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt. We were lucky to find a new zoo book too. Every month, each momstown chapter is fortunate to receive a book from Scholastic Canada to read, share, and give away to one lucky member, and this month's selection, "The Underpants Zoo", by Brian Sendelbach, was a hit (you can read another review of the book, and an interview with the author, on the momstown arts and crafts blog here). A silly, rhyming story about the types of underpants that the different animals at the zoo might wear, the topic had preschoolers laughing and the vivid, cheerful illustrations keep even the young toddlers engaged. It's a great book to foster imagination and discussion too: ask you little one what type of underwear he or she thinks another animal might wear, and why, or have him or her draw a picture of an animal in underpants. It will have you both giggling.
Congratulations to Leah and Mya, who won "The Underpants Zoo" this month. I am sure that story time at your house has been a lot of fun ever since!
Of course, no month about the zoo would be complete without an actual trip to the zoo either! We always have a wonderful time when we visit the
Gazed at the gorillas:
And flocked to see our favourite flamingos:
The inanimate animals were pretty fascinating too:
From animal actions to zany zoo stories,momstown Calgaryhad a great September "At the Zoo"!
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