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Campaign in a zoo with the kid of

We, residents of the big and small cities, are torn already so off by nature that each campaign in a zoo to become the real holiday. Probably for this reason we try to bring into this corner of the nature even of absolutely small children to show them a live bear and chanterelle from “Teremk“, a wolf and a hare from “Kolobok“.

How to be prepared for a trip to a zoo

can Go to a zoo and with the baby - the silly little chap in a carriage, and with the all-knowing preschool child. If you for the first time came to a zoo with the child - the preschool child, then be going to answer on numerous “why?“ . It will be your best and difficult visit to a zoo. Very often children ask questions which even experts are not able to answer. Can interest the child anything, beginning from where there lives an anteater, finishing with quantity of baby birds in family of beautiful and bright lories. That with honor to pass “test“, read special literature in advance. Now in shops there are a lot of illustrated books, encyclopedias, reference books in which you will be able to choose animals who were would like to be seen alive together with the child. Some zoological parks publish special literature, telling about the animals living in this zoo. From them children learn not only about habitat, but also about habits, names of those animals with which they will communicate.

the Small child cannot be long time standing therefore take with yourself a carriage or the bicycle. Thus, you will be relieved of continuous carrying the child on hands.

If the child got used to have a rest in the afternoon, coordinate visit time with its day dream. Count that on a zoo you will walk 2 - 3 hours therefore it is better to plan a campaign either to a dream, or after it. Otherwise it can turn out so that the kid will oversleep everything or will be constantly capricious from - for the broken daily routine.

Before a trip to a zoo take care of food for the child. If the kid absolutely small, take food with yourself. In a zoo there are enough benches on which you will be able quietly to sit and feed the baby. Surely stock up at least with one change of clothes and wet towel wipes to wipe small handles. The child can fall in dirt or I tin, to get dirty during an easy lunch, to have a shower bath incidentally juice, or just to sweat. On this case the replaceable set of clothes is necessary. Dress the child on weather, do not muffle up him. Remember that the part of animals is in the enclosed space with artificially created stuffy and humid tropical climate.

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Having prepared

for a trip in advance, having read books and having discussed with the child what animals you will see, you can safely go to a zoo. But you remember that to bypass the huge territory in one day tiresomely even for the adult. Therefore it is better to descend in a zoo several times during the summer, getting acquainted with animals gradually, than for once to see all pets.

That the child did not overtire from abundance of information, it is better to look at the minimum number of animals. Then the kid though will remember someone and will not be tired. Having arrived to the place, study the card of a zoo together with the child. If you planned animals in advance, try to find open-air cages necessary to you on the card and make the plan of viewing. If no plan existed, then suggest the child most to choose animals whom he would like to see in a zoo first of all.

of Walk can be constructed by the territorial principle (today one territory or its part, tomorrow another), or on thematic (fishes, cat`s, birds, hoofed, etc.) . Plan the campaign on a zoo so that not just to show a tiger or an elephant, and to tell about the animal familiar to the kid according to the favourite fairy tale, the book or the poem. If the baby likes a story about the Tower - teremok, then show it a bear, a hare, a fox, a wolf. Once again tell the fairy tale. Ask to describe how animals look whether they are similar to the picture from the book if they “yes“ - that than are similar if “no“ - in what differences.

Safety among animals

Going with the child to a zoo, realize that this rather dangerous place. Not all zoos are equipped with a protective glass protection as, for example, open-air cages of the Moscow zoological park therefore you should not allow the child to climb on a handrail and the more so to put hands for a lattice even to a harmless monkey. Explain to the kid that near open-air cages it is necessary to behave very carefully and not to rustle - it can frighten an animal and even to force to rush on the rascal. It is unlikely the child will suffer from such attack physically, but will strongly be frightened for certain. Where there is no glass obstacle or from animals you are separated only by a ditch and a low hand-rail, especially watch closely the child that he incidentally did not fall down in a cage to wild animals. Before a campaign in a zoo surely tell the child about rules of conduct. Explain why it is impossible to feed a bear with candy, and a horse chips. Tell, than animals and as in a zoo they are fed eat. Can to you will carry to see process of feeding of animals own eyes.

I cannot admire

do not distract the child from long standing at open-air cages, try to notice together the slightest nuances of behavior of an animal, focus attention of the kid on external signs of an animal: eyes, ears, color of wool, horns, paws or hoofs, body structure.... Such attentive regard is much more useful than fussy bustle. And even if it seems to you that the son or the daughter already studied all ducks in a pond, counted all lebedit also a flamingo, all the same give them the chance to observe animals.

“Striped“ stories

Having a rest with the child on a shop, tell it about rare species of animals, their habits and features. A story that the bear half a year sleeps can appear the real opening for the child: he does not eat the whole 6 months! Kids of the advanced preschool age can be told into what classes animals are subdivided. It is not necessary to go into details, it is enough to explain that the house murka and a huge lion with a smart mane belong to one class - cat`s, and the seal and a walrus are Pinnipedia because instead of usual pads with claws or hoofs at them flippers, as at the swimmer. Tell about various birds. Try to explain why the penguin who lives in the north floats in ice water and is not able to fly, treats birds, and the peacock - - too a bird though is not able to float, is not able to fly, is afraid of cold, but is very beautiful. Tell how to distinguish a camel from a zebra or a bison why at a giraffe such long neck as an elephant uses a trunk. Not important, how many years to your child, the main thing that the story was interesting and fascinating.

If in your zoo the elephant or walruses is, surely visit their open-air cages. They will cause the mass of delights in the child. Especially walruses and seals. These animals are very curious and swim up close to people, without being afraid at all. The children usually fade delighted before marvelous underwater swimmers, such clumsy on the earth and graceful in water.

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If the child is afraid to approach

close a cage with a large animal, do not force it, you do not shame and do not reproach. Try to find out the reason of fear and together to overcome it. Try to plan survey of animals so that for the first time to avoid a meeting with terrible and dangerous animals. Look at first at harmless and cheerful monkeys or tamarins, pheasants, a kangaroo, ostriches, a zebra or a camel. And then go to a lion or a tiger. If you see that the kid is afraid, try to find analogy to the kind fantastic hero of this animal. For example, the crocodile the same darling as Gena`s Crocodile, and a lion is a kind and careful Bonifatsy.

Animal of books

Very often in zoos “Children`s corners“ or “Playgrounds“ meet. There the pets or cubs of wild types born in bondage live. They, are usually accustomed to communication with children and will not be able to damage to the child. Communication with kitties, goats or guinea pigs will deliver to the kid the sea of pleasure. He saw these animals on pictures of the books, and now can stroke a real animal. Ask the kid to represent voices of animals, ask what benefit is brought by a goat, and what chicken.

4 - 6 years are fascinating and informative

If to your child, he to learn to read and write, then it is possible to interest him in the photo and drawing up a simple photo album where he could write down the most important that learned about an animal. After your training and small training with the automatic camera, the young naturalist will be able to do quite good pictures. Let him remove that he considers it necessary, notices ridiculous poses, features of behavior and a habit of an animal or bird. Buy it an album, help to paste photos and to sign pictures. They can be decorated with paints and felt-tip pens, to simulate habitat or the open-air cage in which it lives in a zoo. Each photo can be supplied not just with the signature “Cheetah“ or “Camel“, and to write that “The camel lives in the desert, he can not drink several days and when reaches water, the cheetah the fastest predator in the world will drink at once 120 liters“, or “, it gathers speed over 100 km/h“. Such self-made book will become the first textbook of natural study for the child. Moreover, the photo album with own pictures by all means will be pride of the kid, he will want to show it to the friends and acquaintances, surprising all with the knowledge.

If yours the baby is small

for photography, remove him against animals. Then paste pictures in an album and sign them. Kids very much like to examine themselves darlings. Having combined business with pleasure, you receive the invaluable developing material.

depends Only on you what impressions will remain with the child after the first visit of a zoo. In your forces to make so that the kid wanted to get to this kingdom of animals again. You are not lazy to give to the child communication with dumb animals. From such contact children become purer, better and kinder, they learn to care for others and to love not only themselves.