Have You Heard The Nesting Bird Summary

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The first and most prevalent learning objective for the book, Have You Heard the Nesting Bird, is the process of how a bird is nurtured before and after birth. This is portrayed through a conversation with the nesting bird, where the reader learns how the robin regulates the temperature of her eggs, protects the eggs from predators, and how the babies are nurtured after they hatch (Gray, 2014). Children are able to compare how they are nurtured by their parents to how a baby bird is nurtured by their parents. Another learning objective, depicted throughout the book, is learning the different types of birds and what they look like. In the book, they provide specific names of birds along with a picture to give the reader an idea of what the bird…show more content…
This skill is defined as the ability for an individual to understand the concept of past, present, and future events (Kail, 2015). This goes along with the understanding of time and the order in which certain events occur. While creating and using the craft, the children will be able to apply this skill and understand that the baby bird will first develop in the egg and then it will hatch. When the children have the clothes pins closed, they will see the first event and when they open the clothes pins, the second event will be revealed. In a child’s everyday life, they could demonstrate this skill by showing that they understand that if it is dinner time right now then when they wake up in the morning it will be breakfast time, and after breakfast will come lunch (Kail, 2015). The main goal, relative to this developmental skill, is to make sure that any individual child gains an understanding that certain events occur in the past, present, or…show more content…
They will learn about the different sounds that each bird makes, also about where each bird is typically found around the area (by the water, in trees, on the ground, etc.) Since the birds are wooden carvings, the children may not be able to get the best idea of what the birds truly look like, but they will be able to see the differences between each one. This activity will go along with the developmental skills of schemes, assimilation, and accommodation. Schemes are similar to files that individuals have in their brain to store important information in. An individual will gather new information and organize it into a schema in order to make better sense of the information (Components of Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development, 2018). Assimilation and accommodation deal with the addition of new information into preexisting schemes. An assimilation is where an individual will incorporate the new information with an existing schema information (Components of Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development, 2018). An accommodation is a little different, as the new information will be used to alter an existing schema; this means that some information could be taken out and the new information will replace what was removed information (Components of Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development, 2018). During this activity, at the discovery center, the
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