Your little one and your pooch are probably the best of friends and separating them can be heartbreaking for both. Why not take Spot with you to daycare to allow him to greet your child when you drop them off and pick them up?
Your pooch should also be comfortable while traveling in the car with your family. In this post, we take a closer look at four essential travel accessories to keep Spot comfy and safe when he greets your toddler at daycare.
Portable Pet Bowl
Some dogs hate being in a car. It’s hot and stuffy, and they may be prone to dehydration. Be sure to invest in a high-quality portable pet bowl to keep your doggo hydrated when on the road with the family and even for short trips to daycare.
Pillow or Toy
You want your child’s best friend to be comfortable while traveling, and ease some of the anxiety that car rides may bring. We suggest bringing a favorite toy, pillow or blankie along on the short drive to make them super comfy.
First Aid Kit
Anything can happen at any given moment, and your family and pooch’s health and safety is your first priority. Invest in a pet first aid kit to make sure you are well prepared in case an emergency calls for a pair of tweezers or an ice pack.
Pet Travel Bag
And finally, you’ll need something to put all the pet traveling accessories in. Keep things in your car nice and tidy and by a pet travel bag for all your pooch’s essentials. You can keep this in the car to make sure you are always prepared when you drop your child off in the morning.
If your dog is your child’s best friend, there’s no reason why he can’t join the trips to and from the daycare. Be sure you are prepared and that your furry friend is comfortable and safe, just like your little one.
While a lot of people are of the opinion that pets should stay at home, there are loads of reasons why having your doggie go to child daycare is actually good. It really is no coincidence that having ‘bring your pet to school’ or ‘show and tell’ days are so popular either.
Some children will never experience the joy of playing with a beloved pet, which gives them the opportunity to learn what it’s like. It holds other great benefits too. In this post, we take a look at why it is important to incorporate pets at daycare centers every now and then.
Promotes Reading Practice
Did you know that some schools and daycare centers actually encourage parents to bring their dogs to school for reading practice? Children tend to enjoy reading their favorite story to their best friend more than just reading with the class.
Boosts Physical Activities
What better way to get kids to move around than prompting them to play fetch with the dog, or giving the class hamster some food to eat. Kids love playing with pets, whether it is running around outside, or just showering them with affection.
Enhances Overall Child Development
Having a pet at the daycare center will promote the overall development of kids. It stimulates social development and their sense of responsibility. Suddenly there is a being that needs to be taken care of, nurtured petted and fed.
If there are kids at daycare that are experiencing trauma, having a pet there could be of great benefit to them. Pets, and more particularly dogs, can bring much-needed comfort to children when they experience pain or discomfort.
As you can see, having a pet at your child’s daycare can actually be very beneficial to his development. Not only will they be encouraged to read and learn, but also to play, socialize and be responsible.
One of the reasons you should consider sending your child to daycare includes all the fun field trips they’ll be able to go on. Many daycare centers opt to take kids to pet events such as award ceremonies, which is great to teach your toddler how to treat animals.
If you do have pets at home, it could even awaken a new interest in your child to take care of them and teach them tricks. There are multiple pet events taking place each year. In this post, we take a look at some your daycare can consider visiting as a field trip.
American Kennel Club Rally National Championship
At this event, dog handlers and some of the most talented pooches are put to the test to show off their skills. It’s an event that’s great for the little ones to learn about pet training and obedience.
American Kennel Club National Agility Championship
Another fantastic event sponsored by the American Kennel Club showcases dog handlers and some of the country’s most intelligent dogs strutting their stuff. This is a great event for a daycare field trip and offers loads of fun and learning opportunities.
American Kennel Club National Obedience Championship
The American Kennel Club also hosts this awards event where pooches’ obedience will be tested. It’s a fantastic event for a daycare field trip as kids will be able to see the outcome of discipline and dog training.
As you can see, when you take your little one to a daycare center, they’ll be able to learn more about pets while having fun with friends. These particular events would be a great learning opportunity and outing for your child in daycare.