Thursday, January 12, 2012
Enrichment Centre at Zoo Negara 12 December 2011
We started off with two activities at Zoo's enrichment centre. I like the part where kids get to choose which activity they wish to do.
1. to prepare food for elephants.
Wrap rice mixed with fruits with banana leaf.
En went to this activity.
Tie it with the central rib of a banana leaf
This is it.
2. Make pinata balloon.
Hui dashed out to make pinata.
After trying her hands on wrapping the rice, En walked to the pinata line. She stayed longer here.
Then, I saw her sat down with worksheet provided on the table.
Worksheet on skulls & footprints.
Incidentally, when Hui finished pasting the pinata, she sat down to wrap the rice.
When a child is doing something she 's passionately interested in, she grows like a tree - in all directions. This is how children learn, how children grow. They send down a taproot like a tree in dry soil. The tree may be stunted, but it sends out these roots, and suddenly one of these little taproots gone down and strikes a source of water. And the whole tree grows. - John Holt.
We were ushered to a room, filled with exhibits from the various educational programmes that we have joined.
Orang Utan's hair.
Stones taken from stomach of Estuarine Crocodile.