Pets are a great way to teach kids how to become better humans! Here are the awesome benefits of having pets for kids.
Having a pet is a special experience for just about anyone! But for kids, this is even more special. A pet can show kids what unconditional love and true friendship can be. Moreover, kids can learn a lot from their fur friends.
You saw in our learning videos for kids the unique bond between me and my buddy, Tim. I’m sure that your Tiger Cubs would also want to experience a friendship like no other with their own ‘tigers’. But, if you need a little bit more convincing before getting them their animal BFF, here are some proven benefits of pets for kids.
- Pets can decrease allergies
Children who grew up around pets get to build more robust immune systems. Research shows that kids with pets are less likely to develop childhood allergies and asthma. Furthermore, children exposed to pets have antibodies that help them fight off infections. So not only do their pets make them happy, but they also make them strong!
- Teaches responsibility
We all know that taking care of an animal at home is a huge responsibility (Just ask Tim!). Kids can very well take part in the chores, which helps them develop a sense of responsibility as they are growing up. Your kids can watch videos on the different age-appropriate tasks to help them with their assignments. Preparing them well can also make the experience of having pets a more positive and enjoyable one for both children and pets!
- Encourages a healthy lifestyle
I love to swim, and if only I could make Tim go swimming every day, I would! Meanwhile, some pets require daily walks outside as part of their exercise. This simple activity of walking the pets outside can encourage kids to live a healthy and active lifestyle. With fresh air and lots of suns, being outside can do wonders for kids and their pets, too!
In our learning videos for kids, we always emphasise the importance of playing and enjoying the outdoors when possible. Pets can give kids the chance to spend time with nature.
- Helps with learning
We know that kids learn a lot from our videos, but pets can also help Tiger Cubs become more intelligent and confident in school! Pets can help students in their therapy sessions, especially those who are struggling to read. Reading aloud to pets can develop a child’s reading skills as well as their confidence because we are enthusiastic and non-judgmental listeners. We all just love to cuddle and read with you any time of the day!
- Develops empathy and compassion
Taking care of pets can help kids become more nurturing, empathetic, and compassionate – just like Tim! Children naturally develop the ability to care for others as they learn how to care for their furry buddies. As a result, they become good friends with their pets and show kindness to other animals.
Their empathy and compassion make them friendlier and kind to the people around them, as well.
Having a pet at home can be beneficial to everyone – both kids and adults. As children learn how to be good humans to their pets, they also get opportunities to learn how to be good humans to other humans.
That’s it for this week! Please stay tuned for our new episode coming out soon. In the meantime, enjoy our other learning videos for kids up on our YouTube channel!