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.