Happy National Pet Day! What is the name of your dog or cat? Maybe you have another animal. What is his name? It’s a great idea to have a pet for your family and especially as part of a homeschooling curriculum. Pet owners know how much their furry friend improves their quality of life. Owning a pet can decrease depression, stress and anxiety. Children develop responsibility as they take care of a pet.
Some of these advantages are found online in a past issue of Woman’s Day magazine. Let’s take a look at the many advantages a pet gives you and your children below:
- Decreases stress
- Lowers blood pressure
- Eases pain
- Lowers cholesterol
- Improves mood
- Helps people socialize
- Helps prevent stroke
- Monitors blood sugar levels for diabetes
- Prevents allergies and improves immunity
- Helps children develop
Why not be extra good to your pet today? Give him or her a treat. Do something special for your dog or cat, like giving her a favorite food, toy or extra play time. Here is a link to free pet samples. You will need to double check to make sure everything is safe when you order from any store, even if it is free.
Encourage your child to write a 1 page essay on how he feels about his pet. Have your little one color a picture of his pet. Here are ten fun and educational animals crossword puzzles online for English learners. It includes vocabulary and word games for ESL.
Have fun with your family pet today! Listen as your pet talks to you too!
Dog goes “woof”
Cat goes “meow”
Bird goes “tweet”
Frog goes “croak”
Ducks say “quack”
And fish go “blub”