“…the core issues for cultivating creativity are the same, whether you’re in the home or in the classroom. The key challenge is not how to “teach” creativity to children, but rather how to create a fertile environment in which their creativity will take root, grow, and flourish.”Mitch Resnick, professor of learning research at MIT Media Lab
We couldn’t have put it better ourselves! At la ferme du Bourdicou we actively encourage everybody to be creative because creativity is good for the brain. Even everyday activities, such as building a new chicken house! make us feel happy and enthusiastic. But nothing can beat seeing the beaming smiles on the faces of our visitors – young and old – when they are exploring the farm with us.
We have heard so many wonderful stories from parents and relatives of children that have visited our farm. And it’s always the same – they all had an amazing time and can’t stop talking about it! We have even had drawings sent to us of some of their favourite animals! So that’s why we decided that we wanted to dedicate a page on our website to all the creative minds out there!
Walking Tour April 2023
Send us an email including pictures, short stories, poems or postcards – anything at all that’s farm related. Perhaps it’s a favourite farmyard animal – sheep, chicken, duck, or maybe it’s an magical one! We’ll share as many items as we can on this page for everyone to see!
Be a hummingbird
The kids should see this
One of our favourite websites, thekidsshouldseethis.com (TKSST), is a Webby Award-winning collection of over 5000 kid-friendly videos. It’s completely free and available for everyone to use. Adults can learn new stuff on there too – perhaps that’s one of the reasons why we like it so much!
Most people probably think that penguins live in the cold, that they live in Antarctica. But there are actually several species that live in warmer climates.
Dr. Ludynia is based in Cape Town, South Africa, working as a part of the team at SANCCOB, a rescue service for sick and injured seabirds and abandoned seabird chicks.
More great informative videos
What’s a bug and what’s not a bug?
It’s common to call creepy crawlies bugs, but because entomologists refer to a specific class of insects as bugs, it’s wrong to call other things bugs.
To learn more about this topic, start by googling these keywords:
- Bug: a small insect, or an insect of a large order distinguished by having mouthparts that are modified for piercing and sucking.
- Entomology: the branch of zoology concerned with the study of insects.
- Etymology: the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.
- Insect: a small arthropod animal that has six legs and generally one or two pairs of wings.
How beavers engineer their ecosystem
The dams built by North American beavers create ponds and wetlands and filter the water. These are all things that help prevent floods and droughts, but also benefit the plants and animals that live around them.