Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Agricultural Education

There is so much to learn on a farm. Not only will children be able to appreciate how animals grow, they have the opportunity to learn about conservation, geography, business, and health.

Children have the chance to develop confidence and responsibility while doing chores at a farm. This work teaches them the value of being good, productive citizens. They learn that animals have needs and those which live on a farm rely on people to meet their needs. By working on a farm, children get to experience the hard work and dedication involved in maintaining a farm. On the business end, they realize that the farmer must make money to keep the farm running and they learn the different ways the farm brings money in.
An important lesson learned on a farm is safety. A farm poses several dangers and practicing good safety precautions is essential to the well-being of both people and animals on the farm. In addition to safety, children learn how important it is to be in good physical shape in order to handle the variety of duties there are to fulfill. A history discussion comes about when modern conveniences show the children how the physical work around a farm has changed throughout the years.
Children can learn about why animals have to eat the feed they are fed, what happens if an animal eats too much, and can get a real life sense of just how much an animal has to eat in a day in order to be healthy.
Farm chores a fantastic way to incoporate physical activity into the children's day, and presents an amazing wealth of opportunities to learn. 8)

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