Studies have shown that there are a huge amount of benefits to teaching a child how to love and care for an animal. Additionally, pets offer children lessons in empathy, responsibility, life cycles and compassion.
At Lowen Harts nursery school the children love our animal family. Benny our small and cuddly nursery dog has such a placid and gentle nature, he encourages the children to be kind and teaches them respect for living things, supervised pats and cuddles are a favourite.
Our family of fish fascinate our little friends, and teach them that living creatures can survive in different environments. It encourages learning and questioning about how the fish are able to breathe, do they drink? How do they eat?, etc.
Our clutch of chickens, cause great amusement among the children! They find their mannerisms, sounds and interaction hilarious. Also it teaches them about where their food comes from and more about sustainable living and the environment.