Why kids should read animal stories?

Debra Watts September 23, 2019

Why kids need to read an animal story?

Why kids should read animal stories?

By nature, kids are curious and tend to question every bit of a story. Parents should try to leverage their kids’ inquisitive nature to help them develop a bonding with what most of the children miss these days – animals. Animal stories explore the rich bond between humans and animals and offer a clear understanding of how animals and pets fit into human lives safely.

Those, who’ve a family pet, often feel it impossible to imagine life without one and they usually have a countless number of experiences with those pets. However, the need for reading animal stories becomes more prominent when it comes to the kids living in a city setting. Children love animals naturally but those growing up in cities and towns hardly get the chance to meet animals unless they’ve pets or visit the zoo.

Animal tales not only describe what they can do or how they can help the humans or how some of them become friends with humans but they sometimes also describe how the big species like the tiger are slowly disappearing from the planet. All these portrayals greatly help kids to develop a real concern about the natural world upon which every living creature is heavily dependent.

By reading an animal story, kids also get to obtain an overview of animal rights and how they’re being violated sometimes. This not only helps children to become compassionate about animals but help them to grow as individuals with responsibilities for preserving the animals as well.

There’re lots of stories for kids are available but animal stories demand a special place for the above reasons.


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Would you like to add any reasons to encourage kids to read animal stories to the above? Let me know in the comments section below. To take the conversation further, you can also connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. To have some interesting reads on kids, be sure to check out my books.



Lewis, Gill. “Why we need animal stories.” THE BOOKSELER, May 8, 2013. https://www.thebookseller.com/feature/why-we-need-animal-stories-338618

MAKVANA, HARSHITA. “Storytelling For Kids: Benefits And Ways To Tell.” Mom Junction, June 21, 2019. https://www.momjunction.com/articles/benefits-story-telling-yor-kids_0036903/#gref


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