There is a lot of information about how animals help children in all sorts of situations – but especially in an educational environment. Children can learn a great many lessons and develop positive personality traits by working with farm animals. Working with animals will teach children responsibility and promote good character and integrity. A farm environment is a wonderful environment in which children can play, work, and learn about animals and the important place they hold in our lives.
Children who have been exposed to farm animals from a young age tend to better listeners, do well in school, and develop integrity and compassion above their age level. Children who work regularly with animals perform well in school and get along with other children better.
Exposure to agriculture and farming dispel children’s deep ignorance about where the food they eat comes from, and helps teachers deliver a wider spectrum of curriculum. Direct interaction and contact with farming, agriculture, and animals challenge many children’s belief that milk comes from bottles and that bread comes from Publix – something even those from rural areas struggle with. Deep connections with our food source will help promote the desire for sustainability, and a more “green” approach to our food.
Just wait until your little one comes home chatting about the chickens that roost around the classrooms! They love to find the eggs!