Winter brings that sluggish feeling

Written by: Sarah Neville
26 February 2018

Those who work in the foundation stage sector have a duty to teach core British values and what better way to do so than through activities focusing on animals and hibernation.


Hibernation is a popular subject for early years practitioners to include in their autumn planning: it follows on naturally from talking about changes in the world around us during autumn and is closely linked to our wonderful forays into the local environment to collect fallen leaves, acorns, conkers, and the like, for the nature table.

Our book of the week for a hibernation theme is Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson [Simon & Schuster; ISBN: 9780743462099]. I have been embracing e-books recently as part of my commitment to ensure children receive a well-rounded, holistic curriculum and I both read the book (using a bear in a bed to help bring the story alive) and watch someone else reading it on YouTube.

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