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Even just within this subset of fiction they fit into various categories: teaching kids about animals and how they live; showing animals as stand-ins for people, thereby illustrating something about the human condition; showing how animals and people coexist. This list could be fifteen zillion books, and it could incorporate board books, middle grade novels and nonfiction if one had the inclination. Truly, it was hard to find a stopping point in terms of the picture books, so I chose to hone in on them and then throw in a handful of easy reader titles at the end. A follow up to Some Bugs by the same author-illustrator team, this story in verse is set at a pet show being held at a city park. A great way to demonstrate for kids how animals move, make noise, eat and more.
After being without a pet for seven months, we recently decided to adopt a new rescue cat. We had two cats when our twins were born, but Tux passed before they were one, and Padiddle passed earlier this year. Our kids love animals, but I wanted to find books that explained, in kid-friendly language, what having a pet means, how our new cat, Larry, would and would not like to be treated, and what it means to take care of him. If you are looking to adopt a new animal or just want to teach your kids about pets and pet care, below are some books to get you started. It also includes tips for caregivers and parents on how to share the book with kids and how to help teach them to treat animals kindly. The newest addition to the Dr.
While kids are naturally caring, especially when it comes to animals , nurturing and encouraging this compassion is important. The benefits teaching kids to care for the animals around them are truly endless, but sometimes it can be difficult to explain the complex relationships that we share with the animal kingdom. As animal lovers and Green Monsters, we know that there is much more to being compassionate towards animals than simply liking animals. Children, after all, are much smarter than we give them credit for, but there is a delicate line we have to walk as their educators and caretakers. Luckily, there is a rather simple way to help teach kids about these serious topics that is both fun and educational: Story time! Perhaps one of the best ways to get kids to learn to love and respect animals is by reading them stories. After all, what better way to learn about wild elephants and farm animals than through the adventures of fictional characters!
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