We are all only young once and every child deserves, wants and needs a best friend even if sometimes that friend is furry and barks to say hello.
Let’s fill their bright minds, hearts and imaginations with understanding and unconditional love by empowering our children to discover clever ways to communicate in ‘canine’. Interpreting the furry best friend’s canine language enhances a bond which will shape both child and puppy for the rest of their lives. It creates an unforgettable friendship that transcends all friendships.
Puppy’s First Night, Featuring Sparkle De Barkle and her Favourite Furry Friends is the first in a series of informational guide books written and illustrated to assist your child to better understand how to raise a puppy within the family unit. This informative yet fun and brilliantly illustrated guide is complete with Doggy Do’s and Doggy Don’ts to assist your child in learning the ins-and-outs of their puppy’s behaviour, feeding routines, playtime and general wellbeing. It is in essence, a kid’s guide to first-time pet ownership.
Mia Cobb, expert in human-animal interactions, said, “Research shows that pets can help us exercise more, visit the doctor less, improve our heart health, reduce anxiety, offset loneliness and help us make more friends. Pets also help aid development and increase immunity in children.” Adding a pet to your family also provides your child with the opportunity to create an unforgettable bond built on unconditional love. The benefits these new family members have on children’s health and emotions can be positively phenomenal and nurture them through to adolescence. “Dr Alex says studies have shown that pets can benefit a child’s self-esteem. Kids who have grown up with pets are found to be more empathetic and had higher self-worth.”