Pets Can Change A Child’s Life
Kids Love Animals: Science has lots of information about the positive psychological effects of pets on children and their development. The evidence is clear. Growing up with some kind of pet boosts their social skills, self-esteem and cognitive growth.
Besides, kids love animals. Here’s why.
Very often they are speaking the same language. That’s to say that animals and kids learn to read each other’s body language and form their own way of communicating. This is especially true for toddlers who can’t form full words.
There is also a lot of evidence that children love animals because they are forgiving and patient. In fact, there are even animal shelters that encourage young children to come in as they are learning to read. They get to practice in front of the animals who enjoy the company.
There is more to this angle. Evidence points to the fact that animals feel safe around children so it’s really a two-way street. Many people who work with animal rescues report nervous new arrivals respond very well to children.
Pets Help Children with Anxiety
“Pets, especially dogs and cats, can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and playfulness, and even improve your cardiovascular health. Caring for an animal can help children grow up more secure and active.” (per: discoverbrillia.com)
Can`t go out and buy a Pet Right Now? – Get a Craft Kit for your Kids
With all of the above in mind, have a look at our Animal sticker books. They are a great way to let kids play out their love of animals and use their creativity at the same time. We also have craft kits such as JaCaRou Diamond Painting Kits,T-Shirt or Pillowcase Painting kits, Wooden Birdhouse Painting kits, Canvas Placemats Painting kits, Pencil Case Painting kits, etc. in our kids craft kits section.
If you are lucky enough to have a dog or cat, why not treat him/her to some pet jewellery, i.e. a unique Pet Tag.
Still Need Convincing?
If you still need a little convincing about how much children really love animals, consider this. More research points to the fact that on average a baby’s earliest words are names for certain animals. Early attempts at naming dogs, cats and ducks lead the way.
“Babies recognize real-life objects from pictures as early as nine months, psychologists discover. … Babies begin to learn about the connection between pictures and real objects by the time they are nine-months-old, according to a new study.” (https://www.aacap.org/aacap/families_and_youth/facts_for_families/fff-guide/pets-and-children-075.aspx)
There are people who think children’s fascination with animals comes from the books that are read to them when they are young.
Why kids are attracted to cats and dogs: Even to their young minds, the unpredictable way animals move and play is fascinating.
What really matters is that animals can teach children some of life’s most important lessons. Namely, the qualities of compassion, empathy and responsibility.