The children in nursery initiated their own game of birds outside. The teacher introduced the dance scarves for wings and the birds took flight! Over the next few weeks, children continued to be very interested in birds. We went on a walk to the field to find sticks and built nests for our birds to lay eggs. We then read the story of Owl Babies which the children enjoyed so much that we invited parents in to share the story with us. The children’s favourite part of the book was Bill’s line “I want my mummy!”. After so much enjoyment of the story and of playing birds, the nursery teachers organised a special visit from some owls. The children were amazed by the owls and were very gentle when giving them a stroke.