Top 5 Benefits of Animals theme for Children’s Development
Here at spring Fields Nursery, we recognize that animals can support children’s emotional needs. Children have the chance to learn how to be kind and responsible for others while supporting their learning and development via interactions with animals.
The greatest method to educate children about animals and instil respect for all living things is via hands-on activities. Our own fish feeding is a regular activity here at the nursery, and the kids enjoy it! We also schedule frequent outdoor activities so that the children may discover the value of the natural world and the environment. The children always have a wonderful time when we bring in some of their small animals in the nursery like pigeons and rabbits.
Primary advantages that we have found animals provide for our children’s development:
1. Language Development
Children enjoy talking to animals even if they can’t react, and possibly because they can’t, they eagerly fill the pauses in conversation with additional chatter. Spending time with animals is beneficial for acquiring several new vocabularies, including nose, hoof, and whiskers. At the conclusion of the day, kids generally come home and talk endlessly to their families about the animals they saw and interacted with.
2. Sensory Development
Through seeing, hearing, and touching, toddlers and preschoolers learn everything there is to know about the world. Children learn about different textures by touching and playing with animals up close, such as the silky fur of a rabbit. The ideal chance to improve listening skills is with farm animals. Children can reorganize the different sounds of animals.
3. Motor Skill Development
Motor skills are constantly being developed throughout a preschooler’s life. In animal theme, gross motor skills involve large movements such as running or climbing, and fine motor skills such as holding a brush to groom an animal, picking grass or offering carrots to feed them.
Preschoolers begin to develop the ability to understand and share the feelings of others, and this includes animals too! When a child is asked questions such as “Do you think the rabbit is hungry?” these can help children to consider the animals’ feelings.
5. Food Production
Preschoolers see farm animals in picture-book settings, which is a terrific place to start when teaching them that the soft, feathered free-range chickens lay eggs and that the cows grazing in the field provide milk. Our kids can even try their hand at “milking” a wooden cow when the farm animals come to visit, which is usually a lot of fun and also teaches them a lot.
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