"…Interacting with pets, children learn to understand the feelings and needs of animals and those of fellow human beings from an early age. Children who own pets feel more empathy towards other people."

-Nienke Edenburg & Ben Baarda
The Waltham Book of Human-Animal Interactions: Benefits and Responsibilities
The Role of Pets in Enhancing Human Well-being: Effects on Child Development


"Caring for animals, in short, is good for your health. For children, as well as adults, experiencing the positive effects of your care on others, may promote feelings of self efficacy and positive connectedness, which are powerful reinforcers."

-Dr. Gail F. Melson
People, Animals, Environment
Fostering Inter-Connectedness With Animals And Nature: The Developmental Benefits For Children


"…Pets have been found to produce measurable benefits by fostering socialization, increasing responsiveness, facilitating mental alertness and enhancing an outward focus on the environment."

-Kathryn Heimlich
Journal of Rehabilitation
Animal-assisted therapy and the severely disabled child


"Animals in counseling sessions and in the classroom facilitate an atmosphere of trust, nurturance, and relationship building. Animals actually help a person to focus on a task because of an interest in interacting with the pet."

-Cynthia Chandler
ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services
Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling and School Settin



Preschool puppies love to learn and play! Invite your child to join in the fun!

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In this first exciting episode, PUPPY PLAYS THE CLASSICS, adorable Ollie introduces you and your child to the wonderful world of classical music. Now you're invited to play with Ollie as he ventures through the music classroom, where exploration and imagination help him learn and grow!

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