Lesson plans to link Dear Zoo
to the early year’s curriculum


Macmillan Children’s Books, publishers of the world-renowned Rod Campbell book, Dear Zoo, wanted to provide educators with content that linked the Dear Zoo book back to the Early Years Foundation Stage. 


We designed play-based lesson plans for children aged two to three. The simple activities included plenty of opportunities for differentiation to suit children of different abilities all areas of the early years curriculum. 


“Working with FUNdamental Children on resources for Dear Zoo was brilliant – they created wonderful resources to tie our book to the Early Years curriculum, allowing us to offer content to support educators in Dear Zoo’s anniversary year.” – Jess Rigby, Senior Brand Marketing Manager, Macmillan Children’s Books