Children are wonderful. They absorb so much information and have an incredible memory for the most specific facts on the most unbelievable topics. It’s always rewarding to be a part of that experience. Critical to that experience is being able to educate them well. After all, if they are taught properly, they will grow up to be responsible adults able to pass on the valuable lessons you teach them today.
Animals play a huge role in a child’s education. Children will one day be responsible for the welfare and well-being of animals so being educated about them at a young age will bode well for the future of animals.
An interactive book on animals can help your child expand and learn enthusiastically as the pictures come alive when they touch certain control areas in the book. The wonder of it all – this is essentially what discovering animals is all about. And since children are inherently curious, what they personally uncover will be remembered, as opposed to the use of words and one dimensional books.
With an animal interactive book, it’s like taking your child on a trip to the zoo or an African safari – to exotic places!
Children will learn compassion and kindness towards animals. They will develop a reflex on caring for living things other than their immediate family. It will help them as they grow up and get introduced to the bigger world.
Studies show that children who “wonder” at the world tend to be more trusting, trustworthy, and responsible at a deeper level. In fact, in a 1998 study on the relationship between empathy and animals, Dr. Myers revealed that animals serve as a medium for children to “play different roles” in an imaginary world. This also helps children develop empathy towards others even if they never come into direct contact with the animals. He adds that animals have an intrinsic ability to easily teach children what would otherwise be difficult life lessons like nonverbal communications, nurturing, a sense of achievement, socialization, and development of higher self-esteem.
When children declare with pride, “I’ve seen an elephant!” they do it with an exuberance and excitement that adds to their confidence. It’s like receiving a reward. So, imagine if you can bring these animals alive right in your own home and show your children just how wonderful the world outside your home is – you will open their minds to the limitless possibilities of the wonders waiting to be discovered!
The general reactions to our interactive animal books drive our commitment to bring more of them to children. Some of the priceless human emotions and actions that result from our books include ideas for helping troubled animals, increasing awareness of the plight of certain endangered animals, concern for animals and people outside of the immediate family, and even simple things like throwing trash in the proper place and being more conscious about recycling. At the end of the day, it’s really all about nurturing, empathy, compassion, and love – the elements needed by children to have a more mature respect for animals.