Thursday, July 11, 2013

Animals & Kids: Keeping Them Learning

Kids and animals—a match made in heaven, indeed. All of our children have loved animals from the time they were old enough to see the animals in books, at the zoo, in the backyard, and in movies. If you want to see a child smile, take him to the monkey section of the zoo. It never fails to make me laugh when watching children enjoy the monkey antics!

When they are interested in animals, follow their interests and build from that starting point. From elephants in Horton Hears a Who to elephants in Marco Polo’s story, you can stretch their imagination and their knowledge with unit studies. Our children love any and all animals, and our book collection reflects this fascination. Give books about animals as gifts and for special occasions if you have a child who loves animals. When our daughter graduated from veterinary college, we gave her a very special edition of a favorite book: The Story of Dr. Doolittle!

What is the title of YOUR child’s favorite animal story? Post it here as a comment, and let’s exchange some fun titles and ideas!

Amanda B.

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