March 2016

The gift of animals

In studies of children’s dreams, 80% of young children's dreams are about animals. Seems as though nature has designed us that our dreams support the all important development of relationships with the animal world. Animals in our environments offer the children authentic experiences of observing, caring for and even mourning the loss of feathered, furry and scaled friends. Cultivating children’s relationships with animals during early childhood is one of the best ways to foster empathy.