Learning about Lambs
Lynn DeVries, Extension Educator takes us to her farm to meet a special baby lamb that was born needing extra help. Lynn shows us how to bottle feed the lamb and introduces us to all the things this little lamb can do. Children are encouraged to celebrate what they can do too.
Length: 4:30; 2 and up
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[00:00:04.550]Hi friends, I'm glad you joined me today.
[00:00:08.160]It's a beautiful day to come outside
[00:00:11.420]and join me on my farm.
[00:00:14.390]I am going to introduce you
[00:00:16.310]to my little flock of sheep.
[00:00:19.010]A flock is a group of sheep.
[00:00:21.950]And I have some baby lambs in the barn
[00:00:24.120]I'd like you to meet.
[00:00:25.920]A lamb is a baby sheep.
[00:00:29.560]Friends, this is Chloe.
[00:00:32.740]She was born in early February,
[00:00:37.990]and when she was born, she was much smaller
[00:00:40.830]than most little lambs at birth.
[00:00:43.800]She had trouble sucking
[00:00:46.580]and she could not suck very well.
[00:00:49.990]Lambs need to suck to drink their milk from their mother.
[00:00:54.970]I worked with her to teach her to suck,
[00:00:57.050]and have been bottle feeding her
[00:00:58.460]three times a day ever since.
[00:01:01.340]She has grown a lot since she was born.
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[00:01:56.350]Because she is so much smaller
[00:01:58.270]than the other lambs in the flock,
[00:02:00.530]there are other things that Chloe can't do.
[00:02:04.630]Can't is a word that means, can not.
[00:02:10.390]Chloe can not yet Baa.
[00:02:13.640]And she can't yet jump.
[00:02:16.930]But there are lots of things she can do.
[00:02:19.830]Chloe can run, she can go outside by all herself now.
[00:02:25.030]She can come inside to get warm,
[00:02:28.010]And she can snuggle with the other lambs.
[00:02:30.930]And Chloe can suck from a bottle.
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[00:02:37.880]This is a trough.
[00:02:40.090]A trough is a low tray where we put the sheep feed
[00:02:44.990]for the animals to eat.
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[00:02:59.130]Just like Chloe, I'm sure you have grown ups you can trust
[00:03:02.090]that can help you too.
[00:03:03.270]Just like Chloe needs me.
[00:03:07.690]And I'm sure there are lots of things that you can do.
[00:03:12.440]So maybe this week, you could ask your grown up,
[00:03:15.380]to help you make a list of a few things you are good at.
[00:03:18.630]You could draw a picture of some of those things.
[00:03:21.690]Or you could ask your grown up to play Simon Says,
[00:03:25.480]and see if they can do what you can do.
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[00:03:33.280]Thanks for coming out to my barn,
[00:03:35.640]to discover what my little lamb can do
[00:03:37.860]on this beautiful day.
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[00:03:53.411][Children In Chorus] Horah!
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