Fabulous Animals We’ve Met in Tiger and Tim

From canines, felines, birds, to animals from the jungle – Tiger and Tim, with Zack, featured some adorable pets from all over the globe!Fabulous Animals We've Met in Tiger and Tim

Howdy, boys and girls! It’s me, Zack the Zookeeper from ‘Your Tigers!’.It’s been a while since you’ve last seen me in our videos, kids. But worry no more, for I am here to show you all the fabulous animals we have featured in our learning videos for kids and the kids at heart.  

From lovely house pets to beautiful exotic animals – we’ve got them for y’all!


We all know that dogs are man’s best friend, so it’s no wonder we’ve got a lot of dog submissions on the show. Kids from all over the world sent in photos of their beloved pooches in all shapes, colours, and sizes, and we love seeing all of their canine glory on Tiger and Tim!

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Tiger isn’t the only fantastic feline on our learning videos for kids, as we have also received quite a number of cat photo submissions. Cato, Mallows, and Dottie are just some of the fantastic furry friends we’ve met. We even got to meet Tiger’s cat friend all the way from Norway – Snowrose!

Lion Cub

Speaking of fabulous felines, we also got to meet a lion cub in one of our early videos (also known as The Time Before Zack)! Do you remember that, kids? The lion cub, named Brooklyn, is from the beautiful country of South Africa and is as pretty as a peach – no doubt about that!

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Whoever said that crabs couldn’t be pets has obviously not met Hagrid, whom we’ve featured on our African Jungle video. Kids, this adorable crustacean belongs to Fallon, a sweet little lady from Canada. I wonder how Hagrid deals with the cold up there? Maybe I could ask my grandma to make Hagrid a lovely winter sweater to keep him warm?


If there’s one animal who can show us how to have a hootin’ good time, they have got to be owls! And we’ve been lucky enough to meet a very special owl from Ireland – Oscar the Owl, whom we also featured in our African Jungle show. Do you think Oscar can also deliver letters to kids? It will save Brandon, his human, the trouble of going to the post office, that’s for sure!


Tiger is not the only animal from the jungle in our show. Kids got to meet a lovely elephant in our Time Travelling episode courtesy of a photo that Josuha sent us! Joshua, from London, got to meet some elephants on his holiday trip to Zimbabwe with his family. That trip is definitely one for the books, Joshua! Thank you for sharing with us your lovely vacation photo.

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I’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to have a donkey as a pet. So it’s a good thing we got to meet Chloe from the United Kingdom because this sweet peach has a donkey for a pet! That’s right – Piper, a sweet-faced donkey, graced ‘Your Tigers’ in one of our learning videos for kids, and I couldn’t be more excited! And they both look pretty in pink, don’t they?


Just when I thought we’d featured a lot of pets in ‘Your Tigers,’ Peter the Peacock surprised us all! We had the lovely opportunity to meet Ashvin’s fabulous pet, Peter, in our All About Britain video. But, do you know what’s the best part, kids? Ashvin and Peter live on the small and beautiful island called Mauritius! Who knew that this humble lad from Texas had made it to Mauritius? Heavens to Betsy!

There you have it, kids! We look forward to featuring more of your very own pets in our future shows! So please keep sending us your photos so that you and your beloved furry (or feathery) friends can be featured in our learning videos for kids.

Well, it’s time to heat up the bricks and put the chairs in the wagon, boys, and girls! ‘Till we meet again!

Zack the Zookeeper


Lessons from Storytime with Tiger and Tim

Storytime with Tiger and Tim is everyone’s favourite segment! Here are some memorable life lessons from our special stories for kids and grown-ups.

Lessons from Storytime with Tiger and Tim

Hey, cool cats! It’s me again, your favourite friendly feline, Tiger!

You all know how we love telling stories in our Tiger and Tim learning videos for kids. It’s already a staple in our shows! I love how kids and grown-ups alike can enjoy a new Tiger and Tim adventure in every episode. Not only are our stories fun and exciting, but they are also great resources of valuable life lessons for everyone. 

Here are some memorable learning moments from Storytime with Tiger and Tim.

  1. Sportsmanship

Kids loved our Storytime video entitled ‘The Cub Cup Final’ in our sports-themed episode. In this story, we learnt all about sportsmanship and what it means to be a good sport. 

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  1. Appreciating one’s self

Our adventure in the jungles of Africa was indeed a memorable one! However, it was in our Storytime learning video for kids entitled ‘The African Jungle with Tiger and Tim,’ I realised just how unique I am, and I learnt to appreciate the things that make me different.

P.S. Did you know that you can download your very own copy of this story on Amazon? *wink, wink*

  1. Kindness

The best reward for being kind is a fun trip to Enchanted Chocolate Forest! In our delectable chocolate-themed show, kids watched as we took part in cheery chocolate challenges and rewarded our kindness and care for others. So don’t forget to be kind, folks! You’ll never know when you’ll be invited to the Enchanted Chocolate Forest and meet the lovely friends that live there.

  1. Independence

Eating is one of my many hobbies, and I even got to be a Masterchef in our Food Glorious Food episode! In one of our yummiest videos to date, kids learnt what it takes to become independent as I showed them how I cooked my favourite omelette breakfast. Now I’m hungry just thinking about that delicious story!

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  1. Friendship

Marvin the Mouse wants to get the biggest cheese ever! But how will he do it? In our Space Travel learning video for kids, our Storytime was about how Marvin and his friend Dolly the Deer made it all the way to the moon through their resourcefulness, teamwork, and their beautiful friendship.

  1. Teamwork

Teamwork makes the dream work! That’s what kids learnt in our Storytime video entitled ‘The Search for the Disappearing Dino Eggs.’ Watch our daring adventure as Sammy, Toby, and I worked together to rescue the dino eggs from the mean Danny the Dinosaur.

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  1. Responsibility

The Amazon rainforest needs our help, and in our Rainforest Rangers episode, we learnt how we could be responsible for taking care of Mother Earth. Videos such as this teach kids (and tigers, too!) are great resources for teaching stewardship and responsibility.

  1. Bravery 

A wise man once said, ‘Bravery is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. And that is what I hope kids realised from our Circus show, as I conquered my fear and learnt how to fly!

Bravery was also the lesson that kids can get from one of our well-loved shows, the Antarctica Explorers episode. My friends and I conquered our fears as we rescued a baby polar bear in our Storytime entitled ‘The Lost Polar Bears’.

  1. Generosity

Christmas is all about giving, and in our special holiday learning video Storytime, kids learnt that being generous is not just about giving gifts and material things. It is also about being generous with our time and talents and helping out those in need.

  1. Perseverance

Who could forget the memorable race Tim ran in our Ancient Greece episode? For me, it was indeed a special Storytime video for kids where they can learn from Tim’s perseverance when training for the race. Our Storytime video also taught kids that hard work pays off in the end.

There you have it, cool cats! We hope you enjoyed watching and learning from all our Storytime videos for kids. Stay tuned for more adventures, lessons, and exciting times ahead with Tiger and Tim!

Tiger xoxoxo


All the Wonderful Places We’ve Explored with Tiger and Tim

We’ve explored so many different places with Tiger and Tim. Let’s look back at the different trips the duo has taken so far.

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Hey, cool cats! How have you all been? Are you still washing your hands? PURR-FECT!

We all know that my adventures with my human best friend, Tim, began during the lockdown. But that did not stop us from exploring so many wonderful places! Kids and adults watched our videos as we explored these fantastic (and often magical) places. Our learning videos for kids gave everyone a chance to visit those places, too.

So let’s take a trip down memory lane and see all the places we’ve all been to with me, Tiger, Tim, and all our friends!

  1. Outerspace

Tim and I donned our space suits in one of our early shows and went to outer space. Remember that, kids? We even read about Marvin, the mouse, who built a rocketship with his friend Dolly the Deer. Together they went to the biggest cheese ever – the moon!

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  1. African Jungle

Another exciting place that we visited in our learning videos for kids was the vast African Jungle. I was so happy to meet the different animals living there, but sadly, none were tigers like me. Now I learned that my fellow cool cats do not live in jungles, but rather, most of us live in rainforests, grasslands, and savannas.

  1. Ancient Egypt

Who could forget our trip to Ancient Egypt? We travelled back in time to learn all about Ancient Egypt. We saw giant pyramids and even met mummies – but they were not like Mummy Susy at all! Also, in that video, kids read about Sneezer McGeezer and his hair-raising adventure inside a pyramid. Yikes!

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  1. Great Britain

There’s no place like home. That’s why in our seventh episode, we explored Great Britain! Our Great British learning video for kids helped many of us know the Union Jack better. We even met her majesty, The Queen, herself. Now that’s better than a plate of piping hot fish and chips!

  1. The North Pole

Who could forget our memorable trip to the North Pole for our Christmas show? I know kids (and kids-at-heart!) loved that episode. And why wouldn’t you, when Santa himself was there, too! I could still remember the cold wind blowing when I pulled Santa’s magical sleigh to deliver presents. Don’t forget the yummy Christmas cookies that Tim ate!

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  1. Amazon Rainforest

When Sammy the Scientist told us about how the Amazon Rainforest needed some help, Tim and I immediately packed our bags, and off we went! In that video, kids learned all about the problems facing the Amazon rainforest and how everyone can help save it – including my animal friends, Oscar the Orangutan, Samanth the Sloth, and Tommy the Toucan.

  1. Ancient Greece

In our latest video for kids, we once again travelled back in time to glorious Ancient Greece. Tim even participated in his very first Olympic race, BAREFOOT! Tim may not have won the medal, but he will always be a winner to me.

  1. Treasure Island

I never thought I would travel all the way to Treasure Island, let alone meet a ghost pirate! But if we remember one thing from Pirate Pete, it would be to treasure the true ‘treasures’ in our lives – our family and friends. Always show your appreciation for the people (and animals!) that you love. Don’t forget that, kids

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  1. Antarctica

Summer was getting a little bit too warm, so Tim and I decided to go on a very COOL trip to Antarctica! There we met Paula the Polar Bear, and her baby, Peter. Don’t forget about Sophie the Seal and her super seal friends! Did you enjoy that video, kids? You know I did!

  1. Enchanted Chocolate Forest

Chocoholics, unite! Our learning video for kids set in the Enchanted Chocolate Forest is for you. Now I’m craving for some delightful treats, like marshmallows, lollipops, and of course, chocolates! I wonder if Tim is up for another return trip to the Chocolate Forest just in time for tea…

That’s it, folks! We’ve been to so many different places, and I am still very much eager to explore and learn new things with everyone. So why don’t you go on a Tiger and Tim marathon and watch all our videos with the kids and grown-ups at home? That sounds like a good idea to me!

‘Til the next blog! Bye!


Teaching Kids on Smart and Safe Social Media Use

Younger kids also get on social media nowadays. Here’s how parents can teach their Tiger Cubs on safe and smart social media use.

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There is no escaping social media nowadays. Everybody is on apps such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok – even me! According to experts, more and more younger kids also use these social media apps to watch videos, talk to their classmates, and share their lives. Studies show that kids aged 7 to 9 years old already use at least one social media app, and some mums and dads are worried about it.

Tim told me that social media is either good or bad. We use our Tiger and Tim accounts to reach out to all the cool cats out there! Through our social media, we update everyone about Tiger and Tim learning videos for kids. But it could also cause scary things to happen if it is not monitored closely by a grown-up. 

However, too much hovering and snooping can do more harm than good as it can damage the trust children have in their parents.

So what can parents and other adults at home do to make sure that kids are safe online? Here are some Tiger-approved tips:

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  1. Use kid-safe apps or parental controls

Kids love watching videos on social media apps. However, not all content online is good for them. One way to keep your Tiger Cubs safe is to make sure that they use apps that are proven kid-friendly. Common Sense Media is a good resource for parents who want to verify apps and websites before letting their kids use them. There are also ways to set up parental controls on various social media apps, such as Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. (Check out our kid-safe and parent-approved streaming apps here!)

  1. Teach kids about privacy

Privacy is an important matter for children, especially whenever they go online. Social media-savvy Tiger Cubs should know that personal details such as their address, contact number, and other sensitive information should not be posted and shared online. Teaching them about handling private info and content such as photos and videos is a great learning opportunity for kids to understand how strangers online can take advantage of them.

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  1. Chatting with strangers is a no-no

Social media apps are a nice way for children to connect with their friends. Kids love to talk about their favourite shows, artists, or movies with other kids. However, it should be clear to them that they are not allowed to talk to people online whom they do not know in real life. Stranger danger is not just applicable offline but also online. ‘If you don’t know them, don’t friend them’ is a simple and safe rule for young ones to follow when interacting online.

  1. Remind kids to think before they click

Children need to understand that whatever they post online may stay and circulate online for a very long time. Therefore, it should be clear to kids that they are comfortable with sharing their videos, photos, or blogs on different social media platforms. 

They should also be taught to be mindful of the comments they leave online. Teach children the ‘What Would Grandma Say’ rule – they wouldn’t want to post anything online that grandma would be upset about, right? Just like me, I think about what Mummy Susie will say on my posts all time, and so far, so good for me! (And Tim, too!)

  1. Go through rules and guidelines before use

Since social media is such a massive space for children to explore, the rules on using these apps should be clear before they even begin using them. Therefore, it is a good idea to have a straightforward discussion with kids about what they should do and how to behave when using social media. It is also reasonable to show kids how to use these online platforms responsibly. 

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The Internet is a powerful tool. How else could you guys watch Tiger and Tim learning videos for kids without it? But, as my friend Spider-Man knows, with every power comes great responsibility. Kids should know how to responsibly and safely use social media so that they can make the most out of its wonderful benefits.


Timeless Holiday Movies for the Whole Family


Christmas is all about watching one Christmas movie after another! Kickstart your holiday movie marathon with these timeless movies chosen by Tiger himself.

I know many of you cool cats out there can already start feeling the holiday spirit – I know I do! An excellent way to kick off the holiday season is by watching our Christmas episode with the kids on our Tiger and Tim YouTube channel.

One of my many favourite holiday traditions is watching some classic Christmas movies with Tim and everyone else! From funny adventures to tearjerkers – these videos and movies for kids and the whole family are sure-fire hits for the long holidays.

  1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

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Considered one of the best movies of all time, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life is an excellent way to kick off the holidays. I am sure many of you cool cats remember watching this movie in your old video cassette recorder back when you were kids. And now is the perfect time to relieve the inspiring story of George Bailey and his family this Christmas.

  1. Elf (2003)

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I’ve met a friendly elephant elf in one of our funny videos for kids, and I know elves are one of the most hardworking and kind creatures out there. So here’s a movie about an extraordinary elf! Starring funny guy Will Ferrell, ‘Elf’ tells the story of a lost elf trying to find himself in the big city. Kids and kids at heart will laugh out loud with Elf’s hilarious adventures.

  1. Home Alone (1990)

It’s not Christmas without Kevin and his misadventures at home! This classic is definitely a must-watch for kids with its endless funny jokes caught on video. Have your own Home Alone marathon and watch the sequels. Pass the popcorn, please!

  1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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A one-of-a-kind movie about a skeleton wanting to celebrate Christmas, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is truly a masterpiece. Not only is this movie a delight for the ears, with its catchy tunes, it is also a visual treat with its classic stop-motion animation. Children and grown-ups will definitely enjoy this holiday classic. Check out the trailer on YouTube before watching it with younger kids.

  1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas/The Grinch

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Dr. Seuss’ beloved tale about a mean, green Christmas-hatin’ creature called Grinch is a Christmas favourite, especially for younger kids. There are several remakes of this holiday classic – the cartoon TV movie released in 1966, the live-action version starring Jim Carrey from 2000, and the CGI-animated release from 2018 are all funny (like our videos!) that kids and grown-ups will love.

  1. A Christmas Carol

No Christmas is complete without watching ‘A Christmas Carol.’ Based on the beloved novel by Charles Dickens, this movie (and its several retellings) is a heartwarming, timeless piece that everyone in the family will learn a thing or two (or three!) from.

There are many other Christmas movies out there that you and your kids will enjoy for the upcoming holidays. But before you watch them, don’t forget to catch our special Christmas episode on our Tiger and Tim YouTube channel – another kids’ favourite pick (and adults, too)!

Tiger xoxoxo



A Healthy Packed Lunch for Kids with Chef Tiger

A Healthy Packed Lunch for Kids with Chef Tiger

Making healthy lunches that your kids will enjoy can be challenging. Don’t fret – Master Chef Tiger is here to help make lunch yummier!

A Healthy Packed Lunch for Kids | Tiger and TimNow that your Tiger Cubs are back to school, what better way to make their school days more exciting than some yummy lunch! But packing school lunches is not an easy feat. It takes time to plan and prepare ahead of time. Some kids can be a bit picky with their food, too – just like with their favourite educational videos and shows!

Make healthy lunches fun for kids (just like our videos!) with these helpful tips from none other than the Master Chef himself – ME! (Watch our delicious Food episode on YouTube Kids).

Make healthy lunches fun for kids | Tiger and Tim

What Makes a Healthy Lunch?

A healthy lunch for growing kids is made up of the majority of the food groups – protein (to make kids strong), carbohydrates (to give them energy throughout the day), and fruits and vegetables.

For carbohydrates, bread, bagels, wraps, or pitta bread are just some great options. Meanwhile, cheese, chicken, and fish are some healthy choices for protein. In addition, there are several recipes available on YouTube that your kids will definitely find something that will suit their taste.

When it comes to fruits and vegetables, children should have at least one serving per day. These delicious produce are also helpful in making their lunches more colourful and fun for kids to eat. Watch videos online to teach you how to make fruits and vegetables more delicious, even for the pickiest eaters!

Avoid giving kids sodas and artificially-flavoured drinks every day, as these are full of sugar that can be harmful to their teeth and their diet in general. Crisps are great for watching movies and videos with kids but keep them to a minimum when packing lunch, as these have very little nutritional value that would not be beneficial for your young learners. If you plan on giving some, put them in a small container rather than packing the entire bag.

Keep lunch fun with these tips | Tiger and TimKeep lunch fun with these tips!

School lunches don’t have to be boring! Like our funny videos for kids, their packed lunch can be something they can always look forward to.

  1. Involve your kids when making their lunch by letting them help you out when preparing them. You can also bring them with you when you shop for groceries so they can be more hands-on with what they eat in school. Make sure to give them healthy options and a little bit of treats every once in a while to keep them motivated.

Preparing food for kids | Tiger and Tim

  1. You can make their school lunches creative and more colourful by using different shapes and colours. If you’re up for it, you can even make them bento boxes. There are several videos and tutorials for kids and adults on creating fun and exciting school lunches.
  2. Encourage drinking more water by turning it into a game or challenge. You can also let your kids pick out a water bottle in their favourite colour or character. If your kids feel that the flavour of water is too plain or dull, you can sweeten it up by adding some frozen fruit slices.
  3. Just like me, kids looooove snacks! They keep our energy up throughout the day. However, readily available snacks are often unhealthy for kids (and tigers!). So instead, you can make healthy versions of your kids’ favourite snacks, such as cookies, fries, or chips. Look up recipes (like this one!) online or watch videos on making healthy versions of your kids‘ faves. 

That’s it, cool cats! Enjoy making healthy school lunches that your kids will love. 

Hungry for more Tiger and Tim? Catch our latest episode up on our YouTube channel with your kids and the whole family, and I’ll see you all again soon!

Tiger xoxoxo


Help Kids Improve Their Social Skills with Tiger and Tim

Learning to interact with others is an essential tool for kids to master. Here’s how you can help them improve their social skills.

Jungle animals for kids | Tiger and TimIn our videos for kids, you’ve all seen how Tim and I met several friends in our adventures. We’ve met Father Christmas, a ghost pirate, a scientist, and many more! It has helped me a lot to be a kinder and friendlier tiger. However, learning to be social may not be easy for kids. Watching videos on TV or playing on their phones has made children less socially active nowadays. It could also be frustrating for parents when their kids show difficulty making friends or adapting to social settings.

There are different ways grown-ups at home can help children improve their social skills. Here are some Tiger-certified tips!

  1. Encourage eye contact

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Making eye contact with the person speaking to them is one way to help children become more effective in communicating with others. It can also build their confidence and be less shy when surrounded by others.

An excellent way to practice eye contact is to encourage your children at home when talking to you, another sibling, or another adult. Not only are they becoming better communicators, but they are also becoming confident and respectful friends.

  1. Ask questions about their interests

Teaching kids the art of conversation | Tiger and Tim

Teaching kids the art of conversation is a great way to help them become more social. They can learn from you by asking them interesting questions while in a conversation. Allow them to talk about their interests, such as their favourite shows for kids or what they learnt from watching our videos for kids

When asking questions, stick to open-ended ones that would keep the conversation flowing. Through dialogue, you are teaching kids the importance of building connections with others.

  1. Teach appropriate greetings and responses

Social skills are first learned through simple greetings like ‘Good morning, ‘Good day, ‘Please,’ and ‘Thank you. These simple phrases are easy to understand, and through consistent practice, kids can get into the habit in no time.

For young children, they may need guidance on how to respond appropriately. Some kids may get shy around new people, so they need a little bit of practice and encouragement. There are many online videos for kids to learn more about how to overcome social anxiety that you can watch with them.

  1. Teach kids about emotions

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Learning about different emotions helps kids not to be confused when mingling with other people. You can teach them through play, videos, or songs for kids about different emotions. Encouraging them to identify how they feel and communicate it to you is also a great practice. You can also do the same thing with them and be more open to talking about your emotions.

  1. Emphasize empathy

Another great social skill to learn for kids is empathy. It is one of the values I learnt from Tim and our videos for kids. You can teach them about empathy by talking about different situations or scenarios with your Tiger Cubs, then ask them how other people might feel when this happens to them. Having compassion is a great way for children to understand better how others feel, which makes them form positive bonds with the people they interact with.

  1. Be a good role model

It’s no secret that Tiger Cubs love to watch our learning videos for kids to know about the world. But children also learn effectively through observing others, especially grown-ups. An excellent way to improve their social skills is by observing how they interact with others. For example, kids can learn how to ask a question or take time to listen actively during a conversation by watching how they behave. To be an effective role model, you would need conscious effort and be mindful of your actions.

Our Tiger and Tim videos show how kids can positively interact with others, whether with a grown-up or with friends.

Socializing well with children and grown-ups is an important life skill that anyone can learn through our videos for kids (and adults, too!).

Tiger xoxoxo


Getting A Family Pet: To Adopt or to Buy?

When it comes to getting a pet, would you rather adopt or shop? Here are some pros and cons to help you decide.

Getting A Family Pet | Tiger and Tim

Now you’ve finally decided to get a pet for your kids and the whole family to love and cherish (and watch Tiger and Tim kids videos with!). That’s great! So the next question is – should you adopt or buy?

Long before Tim and I started making learning videos for kids, Tim adopted a tiny Tiger cub in the wild! But you don’t have to trek the mountains and journey to the jungle for your own pet. Instead, you can either go to your local shelter or pet store to get your kids their fur-ever buddy. 

So here are some pros and cons of adopting and buying for your family pet.

Adopting Pro: Cheaper Cost | Tiger and Tim

Adopting Pro: Cheaper Cost

Adopting pets is typically a cheaper and more affordable option for families who may not have the budget for pets from expensive breeders. Some shelters can even waive adoption fees depending on the season. In addition, when adopting an older pet, you can expect to skip some of the more expensive vaccinations that younger animals require. 

But more than the cost, adopting can also be a good way to learn about empathy, especially for kids. It shows them that we are all capable of loving and being loved!

Adopting Con: Unexpected Behavior

On the downside, adopting an animal from the shelter can also mean that some of the behavior that they acquired from their previous family could be a problem. 

The staff from the shelter would usually disclose any information regarding the background of the pet. Training a pet could be a good learning experience for kids, too. There are videos and other resources that you can check regarding dog behaviors before making a decision.

In some shelters, they also allow fostering an animal first before you can commit to adopting them. Being a foster fur parent would be an excellent way to see if any potential issues could arise in the future. 

Buying Pro: Meeting the Parents

Buying a pet from a breeder could give you the chance to meet the parents of the puppy or kitten you are eyeing to adopt. Getting to know the history of parents of your potential pet could give you insights into their history of health issues and some behavioral traits.

Reputable breeders would also be able to show your kids and everyone else in the family how to get over any potential challenges you might have with your future animal buddy.

Buying Pro: Meeting the Parents | Tiger and Tim

Buying Con: Expensive

It is no secret that getting a pet from the pet store or breeders would be more expensive. Depending on the location of the breeder, travel and transport costs could eventually add up. In addition, the cost of shots and spaying should also be added to the expenses, as these typically occur early in the pet’s life.

You can let the kids watch videos of different animal breeds to have a good idea of what pet they would like to get. Researching the type and breed would also allow you to narrow your search for a reputable breeder that fits your budget.

Choosing to buy or adopt would ultimately depend on your and your family’s values. Getting your children involved in the decision-making and letting them help you arrive at the final choice is a good learning opportunity for kids. Videos, photos, and other resource materials would also help you with your decision. Whether you adopt or shop for a pet, I am sure it will be an adorable furry friend like me!

Buying Con: Expensive | Tiger and Tim

There you have it, cool cats! I hope you enjoyed this little pet series here on our blog, and we wish you all the best in your new life as pet owners! Don’t forget to send us pictures of your kids and pets for our show’s segment – ‘Your Tigers’!

Catch all Tiger and Tim learning videos for kids (with or without a cuddly pet by your side) on our YouTube channel. And I will see you again really soon!

Tiger xoxoxo


How to Prepare Kids for Pet Ownership

There are many benefits of pets in children and families. Studies on pet ownership show that taking care of animals can help kids and adults lower stress and anxiety. Having to care for pets would also teach kids responsibility and stewardship. It makes children more empowered and feels a sense of belonging with the whole family.

Do you think your Tiger Cubs are ready to take on the challenge of taking care of pets? Here’s how you can prepare them.

  1. Decide on the type of pet together

Decide on the type of pet together | Tiger and Tim

There are many things to consider when getting a pet. Before deciding what to get, you can get the whole household in a huddle and decide together. You may even list down the pros and cons for each type as you research to help you and your kids determine what pet to get. You can also let the kids watch videos of how the animal behaves and its temperament to understand better which one to get.

  1. Talk about responsibilities

Talk about responsibilities | Tiger and Tim

We all know that pets at home also mean responsibilities. Talk to your kids about the chores necessary when taking care of an animal. Different animals would require different care, as well.

Before getting the pet, you can let the kids practice being responsible by assigning them age-appropriate chores first. You can also get the kids to watch educational shows on how to take care of a pet at home. 

  1. Teach kids to treat animals with respect

Teach kids to treat animals with respect | Tiger and Tim

This is what Tiger and Tim learning videos are all about! For  kids, being a pet owner allows kids to learn how to treat animals with respect. But even before you get one, teaching children about treating animals with compassion and respect is necessary. You can do so with the different animals you may see in the park, zoo, or pet store. Teaching kids that animals have feelings too enables them to empathise with their pets better, which then helps them become a great pet owner!

  1. Talk to other pet owners

Talk to other pet owners | Tiger and Tim

As part of preparing the kids for pet ownership, one way to help them get a better picture of what it really takes to care for a pet is to talk to families who also own pets. For example, maybe a classmate or cousin also owns the kind of pet your kids would want to have. You can have the kids ask about the different chores and tasks they would need to do once the pet arrives. They could even let the kids watch videos of their pets at home and what they typically do to take care of them. Having someone they know talk about what it is like owning a pet could give the kids a good perspective on being a pet owner.

  1. Emphasise on working together
Emphasise on working together | Tiger and Tim
Young happy family enjoying with their golden retriever at home.

Owning a pet requires cooperation and teamwork with everybody in the house. Before getting a pet, emphasise the need to work together towards a common goal. For example, assign your kids small tasks that would lead up to a bigger project. This would help them learn that they have an essential part in taking care of their pet. Tell them that the full responsibility is not theirs alone, and everyone would have to chip in when taking care of the family pet. Once they realise that the entire burden is not on their shoulders, they will feel more positive and even excited about getting their own pet!

Growing up with a pet can be a memorable time for Tiger Cubs! They not only learn about responsibility, respect, and compassion, they also gain a friend that they would treasure fur-ever! 

P.S. Don’t forget to take pictures and videos for the kids to look back on in the future and to share with us on ‘Your Tigers‘!

That’s all for now, cool cats!

Tiger xoxoxo


Benefits of Having Pets for Kids

Benefits of Having Pets for Kids | Tiger and Tim

Pets are a great way to teach kids how to become better humans! Here are the awesome benefits of having pets for kids.

kids can learn a lot from their fur friends | Tiger and Tim

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.

  1. Pets can decrease allergies

Pets can decrease allergies | Tiger and Tim

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!

  1. Teaches responsibility

Teaches responsibility | Tiger and Tim

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!

  1. Encourages a healthy lifestyle

Encourages a healthy lifestyle | Tiger and Tim

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.

  1. Helps with learning

Helps with learning | Tiger and Tim

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!

  1. Develops empathy and compassion

Develops empathy and compassion | Tiger and Tim Animals

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!

Tiger xoxoxo