Meet Billy Bear. He is a travelling teddy bear designed to go home on the weekends or on holidays with the children in your class.
Billy himself is a beautiful, soft and cuddly 40 teddy bear. His photo can be seen throughout the accompanying documents and he is the perfect size for 2 to 5 year olds.
Some of the benefits of including Billy in your early education classroom are are listed below.
o Extend their memory by recalling an event
o Gain self confidence in retelling their story
o Learn to listen to others
o Learn to share
o Learn about the written word
o Develop a sense of belonging and of being valued
o Develop a greater understanding of others’ lives
around the world and different cultures
o Make connections between home and school
The CD contains 10 quality documents:
o Billy Bear Diary Title page
o Letter to parents outlining the procedures, benefits of the experience and the learning development areas involved
o Billy Bear EYLF Outcome Poster
o Class register table to fill out keeping track of who in your class has taken Billy home
o An Award printable to give out to the child who has been chosen to take Billy home
o EYLF Family input sheet that parents can fill out and glue into Billy’s Diary
o A fun Passport printable containing Billy’s photo and details
o A poster of a fun Billy Bear Song
o Two Billy Bear colouring sheets
o Photo file of Billy Bear for your own use