How animal interaction can help children learn better

26 January 2021

Nearly all children love animals - usually much more than they love learning. So why not put the two together, to see if animals can help children learn?

It's not a new idea, but it has been gathering pace in recent years, and before the latest lockdown many teachers had got into the habit of taking animals - like the school rabbit or their own dog - into lessons.

And while creatures, ranging from hamsters, dogs and lizards to larger (not so school-friendly) animals like horses, can boost children's wellbeing, animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) can also help children's learning and development.

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