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Pet Study

Why Investigate Pets?

A study on pets not offers opportunities for children to explore a topic that interests them, but it also allows children to gather information, become more aware of the world around them, and solve problem. Children will explore many types of pets; investigate, and what they need; observed people caring for pets; and learn about jobs related to caring. 

In preschool, children learn to be contributing members of a classroom community. Caring for a class pet creates an opportunity for children to see the direct benefits of their responsible actions when they feed the class pet or remember to handle the pet gently and respectfully. Caring for a pet in the context of an in-depth study fives children a chance to learn about pets while interacting closely with the animal and each other.