What are benefits of spending time with animals ?
The interest, care and love that parents show to the animal are role models for the child’s own relationships. The empathetic and loving approach to pets affects the structure of future social relationships.
Many non-verbal messages should also be noticed while spending time with the pet, while taking care of it. This is an opportunity for the child to reinforce and improve their body language, non-verbal communication skills.
As a result of the 2012 study on children who spent their childhood with a dog, it was determined that children who had grown up with the dog developed less allergies and had less respiratory diseases and ear infections than other children. In addition, it is known that there is a decrease in stress rates during the time children spending with pets.