Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas Learning Time

Resource type: 
Learning Time



Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas By Lucinda Gifford 

Whitney and Britney are two gorgeous chooks. Fluffy and silky with stunning good looks. Dora is perplexed about where her chooks go each night. Little does she know, they are Whitney and Britney, Chicken Divas! A sparkly, rhyming tale about a dazzling pair of performing chickens. 

Key Message for Parents | Children’s Self Control is Critical For Learning, Responsibility and Relationships 

Children are learning to self-regulate in their first five years of lifeand willcontinuouslydevelop those skills into their adulthood.Research shows ittakes at least 25 years to fully develop our self control,so having realistic expectations of young children is essential in the early years.
  • Self control includes being able to maintain attention, try new experiences and follow directions.
  • Self control is critical to school success
  • Story Time provides a supportive environment for children tosee, hear andpractice appropriate behavior
  • Pretend playing about rules and routines is an enjoyable and simple way to practice self-control.

Australian Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) | Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity 

When children have regular, positive experiences they develop an understanding of themselves as significant and respected, and feel a sense of belonging.
  • Identity is not fixed. It is shaped by experiences
  • When childrenfeel safe, secure and supported they form confident identities
  • Children explore different identitiesand points of view throughdramatic playand stories
Before Reading 
Show the children the cover of the book and read the title. Ask the children what they notice. What sort of animal can they see on the cover? Do they look like chickens they have seen before? What things look different to most other chooks? What is the big silver thing? What do you think might happen in the story?
After Reading 
Jazz Song – Ain’t Nobody Here But us Chickens by Louis Jordan 
Available on iTunes and Spotify
A fun chicken song -stop the song after the instrumental break, or restart from the beginning to avoid one of the final versus which references a gun. 
Children may like to dance to the song, pretend to play instruments, join in with percussion instrument or pretend to be chickens moving around with flapping wings. (If you make some Whitney andBritney Chicken tiarasthe children may wish to wear them and dance to the music.)


For full Learning Time please download the attached PDF




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