Physical and Mental Development
Research has suggested that seeking to follow and play with household pets can stimulate babies’ muscle development and crawling. Studies of infants’ and toddlers’ interactions with companion animals have shown that even very young children are able to distinguish between live and lifelike battery-operated toy animals and that they show more interest in the live animals.
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The ability of animals to attract and interest children indicates that they can be used to motivate learning and teach children about other living things.
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