Me and my pet
4 June 2008Add to My Folder
Pets provide an excellent context to develop an understanding of the ways that animals are like us. Use these ideas to show we have many of the same basic needs
A child’s first experience of animals is usually through pets – the animals they meet in daily encounters with family, friends and neighbours. These familiar creatures provide an excellent context to develop an understanding of the ways that animals are like us and have many of the same basic needs, leading to a better understanding of the similarities of all living things.
What is a pet?
What do the children think a pet is? Discuss the sort of animals we keep as pets. A good definition of a pet is an animal that lives with us as a friend. A pet depends on us to care for it and provide everything that it needs.
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