Meet Our New Farm Friends

Posted on April 19th, 2016. Filed under: General News, Room One News, Room Two News.

April brought some exciting news to Building Blocks Childcare and our farm: we adopted two guinea pig brothers! Pinky and Chocolate Bar joined our bunny rabbit, sheep and chickens out in the paddock. The Room One and Room Two children have been spending a lot of time getting to know the brothers, as well as feeding, cleaning and caring for them.

Room 2 children investigating our new friends' hutch at the farm.

Room 2 children investigating our new friends’ hutch

We aim to take a group of children once per day to visit the paddock. Through our observations, we have witnessed the children learn and develop many positive personality traits through interacting with our farm animals. These include responsibility, empathy and compassion.  We are very lucky to have a farm at BBC, as an addition to our wonderful outdoor environment, where the children play, work, explore and learn about both animals and nature.

At the farm with the guinea pigsAt the farm with the guinea pigs

Sadie patting Pinky at the farm.Ethan patting his friend Pinky at the farm.


Since Pinky and Chocolate Bar have arrived, they started spending time with our bunny rabbit, and they have all become great friends! Stay tuned for more pictures and stories about the children and the farm.