Illinois Early Learning Project

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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Pets and Young Children
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/pets/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Las mascotas y los niños pequeños
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/tipsheets/pets-sp/
Polish Version: Zwierzęta domowe i dzieci
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pl/tipsheets/pets-pol/
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Teachers/Caregivers
Service Providers
Keywords: Family Life
Health
Home Safety
Pets
Toddlers
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: SCIENCE
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PARENTING AND FAMILY LIFE
Goals: 12. Explore concepts and information about the physical, earth, and life sciences.
31. Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
Learning Standards: 12.B. Understand that living things rely on the environment and/or others to live and grow.
31.A. Develop positive relationships with peers and adults.
Benchmarks: 12.B.ECa. Describe and compare basic needs of living things.
31.A.ECa. Show empathy, sympathy, and caring for others.