- Which animals make the best pets?
- Why do people have pets?
- element /EL-uh-muhnt/
- contribute /kuhn-TRIB-yoot/
- symptom /SIMP-tuhm/
- growth /grohth/
- companion /kuhm-PAN-yuhn/
[noun] – a part of something
The film included every element that makes an excellent drama.
[verb] – help to cause or bring about
Fuels that contributed to global warming were subject to a tax by the government.
[noun] – any feeling of illness or physical or mental change that is caused by a particular disease
Fever is a symptom of many illnesses.
[noun] – something that has grown or is growing
The island became more profitable because of the growth of tourism there.
[noun] – someone or something you spend a lot of time with or travel with, or a friend who lives with you
He is a pleasant traveling companion.
“It’s really important, especially for young kids, to learn that someone’s perspective might be different from their own,” says Megan Mueller, associate professor of human-animal interaction at Tufts University, US. However, other theories about the advantages of pets for children go even further, suggesting that having pets can impact children’s social skills, physical health, and even cognitive development, as well as that having pets is associated with greater empathy. A pet can help families and kids with autism symptoms feel less stressed and foster the growth of supportive connections.
Furthermore, a child’s relationship with their pet may provide them with a much-needed connection to nature, according to John Bradshaw, a former reader in companion animal behavior at the University of Bristol in the UK and the author of several books on cats and dogs. He continued by saying that having a real, breathing, slightly untidy animal running around the house is an excellent way to encourage these connections.
- What do picture books do to children?
- Who is Megan Mueller?
- According to Mueller, what is having pets associated with?
- What was John Bradshaw’s previous job?
- What is an excellent way to encourage a connection to nature?
- Did you have any pets when you were growing up? If so, what was it like? If not, how would it feel to have one?
- Would you like to have a playful pet? Why or why not?
- If you were to have a pet, what would it be? Why?
- Do you agree with John Bradshaw’s statement?
- What do you think of having a lot of pets at home?