Have you ever wondered why so many children are enthralled with animals? Is
it the cute, cuddly pictures they see on TV or in books? Is it the pet they
remember touching or holding at home or at their friends house? Or could it
be something deeper programmed into every one of us at birth?
At an early age most children begin to recognize and respond to animal images
with enthusiasm and excitement. Because of this, animal images are often used
to assist early childhood education. For example, parents and educators throughout
the world often use animal images to enhance the learning process of
alphabet letter recognition.
In addition to making fundamental learning more interesting learning about the
animals themselves is an excellent way to introduce children to the world at
large. Learning about an animal can directly or indirectly introduce a child
to geography, biology, physics, sociology and many other sciences.
Does your child like Elephants? If so, they will likely be curious where
in the world Elephants live (geography). Do they love watching fish swim
in a pond? Before too long they may ask 'how do those fish breathe'?
(biology). Dinosaurs? History. Birds? Physics. Migrations? Ecology.
Animal groups and families? Sociology. The list goes on an on, and the
learning opportunities never run dry.
Learning based on animals can be taken to great depths in many conceivable
directions. This is why animals studies have lead to numerous inventions
that helped shape the world as we know it. We have radar, sonar, airplanes
and glow sticks to name just of few of inventions inspired by the animal world.
People are still learning from the animal kingdom today and will surely learn
and invent currently unimaginable things for decades or centuries to
In addition to learning opportunities animals also seem to have a way of
bringing people from different cultures and backgrounds together. When you
see someone you don't know has established the same loving bond with their
pet you can more easily see the humanity and compassion instead of focusing
on language or cultural differences. Suddenly the person that was different
from you seems a lot like you.
At Skyenimals we hope to provide a safe environment for kids to learn about
animals as well as share their knowledge, creativity and artistic ability
with other children and animal lovers throughout the world. Come join us
for imagination, learning and fun.
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