Welcome Back Butterfield Acres!
Welcome back Butterfield Acres!
For the second year in a row, we invited the incredible team from Butterfield Acres to help us teach the children about the love and joy brought to us by animals. We were lucky enough to meet the pack of chicks, bunnies, baby goats and pigs who were in full swing and ready to meet all our Wee Wild Ones.
In all that we plan for the children, we adhere to our fundamental principles and beliefs, where we value our responsibility to educate our little citizens around the importance of preserving animal life and cherishing the natural world around you.
In everything we do, we encourage mindfulness of others and love for the world around us. "Children are born with a sense of wonder and an affinity for Nature. Properly cultivated, these values can mature into ecological literacy, and eventually into sustainable patterns of living." - Zenobia Barlow, “Confluence of Streams”
At Butterfield Acres, children can enjoy various activities such as Pony Rides, Tractor Rides, Goat Milking mid-April through the end of September, Farmyard activity stations and much more!
As the Sprouts, Sunshines and Blossoms entered the pen, we learned how to use gentle hands to pet the different animals. While some children were shy, others took the opportunity to run with the bulls!
Children were able to explore the animals how they felt comfortable, either from watching outside with an educator, or entering into the pen and exploring on their own. When you cannot contain your excitement and want to pet as many animals as possible!
The children took on a nurturing role in feeding the animals gently and were so excited to take on that responsibility.
We captured so many incredible moments of our Wee Wild Ones interacting responsibly and gently, while connecting with the animals.
"Children are born naturalists. They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to those around them." - The Audubon Nature Preschool