Meet Polly and Noodle aka Noo Noo. Polly and Noo Noo may look like average chickens, but they are actually teachers in feathered disguise.
They teach our children how to be gentle and respectful of living things. Attitudes of compassion and empathy that are important if we want our children to grow up to speak out against animal cruelty.
They teach our children how to nurture and care for other living things.
They help children overcome fear or anxiety of animals.
They teach our children about hygiene practices such as the importance of hand washing.
Children have a natural affinity with, and curiosity for living creatures. Providing meaningful ways for children to develop an ongoing relationship with animals in a preschool can be a powerful experience.
Polly and Noo Noo no longer lay eggs, but they definitely earn their keep in other more significant ways.