Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) March 20, 2007
Teaching children to read has literally “gone to the dogs.” Tin Hare Greetings has joined a nine year study, releasing a fascinating children's “edutainment” reality DVD. Children as young as twelve months of age are encouraged to spend time with young animals. There is significant evidence that animals are helping out in more ways than ever fully realized. While it is significant to see the improvement in a child's learning, it is also remarkable how animals help kids in other ways.
You may want to think twice before putting “Fido” out in the back, away from your kids. Each time your child sits with the family pet and reads a story to him, there is a connection and learning attachment. New York City has a reading program in effect that uses dogs as the catalyst for kids to break out and really read. Kids appear more focused, working harder to communicate their reading skills to their doggie student. Putting the child in that position of serogate teacher is making an impact on not only their learning but their overall self esteem. Learning communication skills is everything.
So many children today have been geared up to fast forward, by playing video games, using ipods, cell phones, and all that has become a very digital, almost surreal world. It is a fact more kids suffer from obesity than ever before, and more kids are suffering from stress related conditions as well.
While the ability to have a family dog or cat isn't always a possibility, the availability of teaching forums, whether in schools, DVD format or after school programs, is essential in order to get that little bit of exposure to the animals that teach us. Preschoolers that watch and learn from another toddler's birds-eye view while relating to animals is quite remarkable. It's not just the cute animal, its what these animals mean to the toddler, how they are taken care of, their specific ways of communicating to one another, how intellect is passed from child to animal and animal to child. That certainly relates to better negotiations of the world in which each child lives, enhancing their future development and overall wellbeing.
“Living the Life of Miley,” a new conceptual DVD series, gives kids a view of what relating to and caring for puppies, cats, horses, new born colts, baby squirrels, and chicks is comprised of. There is a public need for the production of more edutainment films like this. It is especially useful for the homeschooling communities, inner city kids, or kids that simply cannot avail themselves to animals. For further information on this article, please visit the attached site.