At Sunshine Day Care Centre, we have several pets for our children to play with and enjoy. We have a fish tank filled with beautiful Guppies, Catfish and Clown Loaches. As a result, the children understand good pet care and the importance of being sensitive to the aquatic environment of the fish. Our guinea pigs are always a favourite with the kids, offering the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with animals and learn how to be gentle and caring whilst handling small creatures.
We at Sunshine Day Care Centre Cairns enjoyed this article – “Benefits of Classroom Animals” from Pets in the Classroom – which highlights the benefits of having animals present in a child’s educational environment.
Some of the highlights include;
- Pets Encourage Nurturing
- Pets Build Self Esteem
- Pets Teach Responsibility
- Pets Become Friends