We are Micro Homesteaders meaning we are starting a mini homestead in our yard. We plan on buying land and starting a full-blown homestead but in the mean time we are learning skills like gardening and animal husbandry. One thing we have learned is that pets can be a great way to teach children new things.
When homeschooling pets teach children about the world around them. What better way to learn about Gods creation then to get hands on and raise a baby animal. in this case CHICKS!
Pets teach children responsibility. Getting up each morning and cleaning up after them, giving them fresh food and water really teaches children to take care of others.
Pets can teach a child to be gentle and kind. A small animal needs a soft touch. Something children do not always have but they learn quick with a baby animal.
Pets teach children how animals and even humans grow. Animals grow much faster then humans so a child can watch the proses over a period of months rather than years. From birth to death a child can watch all stages of life over the years of their childhood.
Tip pick a pet you would enjoy taking care of. Most of the pet care will be your job. For me I picked chicks because when they grow up they will provide the family with eggs and even now they are providing the garden with compost that will help us yield more food from our garden. The return for our investment is high and as they grow they will pay for them selves and then some. Have you seen the price of eggs?
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