Pets may not have words, but they can communicate. Paying attention to an animalâ€™s cuesâ€”a joyful bark, a scary growl, a swishing tailâ€”can help a child understand what the animal is â€śsayingâ€ť and what an appropriate response might be. Thatâ€™s part of what this book is about. But mostly itâ€™s about showing children how to love pets gentlyâ€”because pets are for loving, after all. Kids learn that teasing isnâ€™t nice, that they can choose to be kind to animals, and that if you want to touch someone elseâ€™s pet, thereâ€™s one important rule you should know: Ask the owner first! A special section for adults includes ideas for teaching children kindness to animals, activities, and discussion starters.
Category:Early Childhood Education Subcategory:Parents & Children Series:Parenting Author:Elizabeth Verdick