Teachers recognize that the vast majority of young children love animals. Whether they are real, fictional, across the globe or in their living room, children are fascinated by the furry, feathered and scaled. This natural affinity makes teaching kids about animals easy and exciting.
In the HEART program, we know the value of not only building reverence for all life, but also teaching kids in an age-appropriate fashion about issues impacting animals and how to help make the world a safer and more compassionate place. That’s why we decided to create an educational video for children in grades 1 – 3 about animal shelters.
Thanks to vital funding from the ASPCA and the knowledgeable staff at their shelter as well as at Animal Haven, we have put together the following short video that explains to children what exactly animal shelters are, why they exist and what kids can do to help homeless animals. It’s a great start to a lesson on companion animals and why it’s so important for human beings to be caring and responsible companion animal guardians.
Check it out on youtube where it’s available in high resolution, making it perfect to use in your next lesson on dogs and cats.