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Slobodzian, Kurt A.; Antes, Sally E. – Childhood Education, 1981
Advocates a sensory approach, involving care for plants and animals, to help children understand the nature of life and death. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Death, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education
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Blue, Gladys F. – Childhood Education, 1986
Reviews literature focusing on six aspects of pet-person relationships that are most relevant to the growing child. Areas include love, attachment, and comfort; sensorimotor and nonverbal learning; responsibility, nurturance, and competence; learning about the life cycle; therapeutic benefits; and nurturing humaness, ecological awareness, and…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Responsibility, Children, Early Childhood Education
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Heath, D. Terry; McKenry, Patrick C. – Childhood Education, 1989
Discusses the potential benefits of having pets for self-care children. Researchers suggest that companion animals can lower blood pressure, show up high on a list of children's helpers and indirectly increase feelings of safety. (RJC)
Descriptors: Child Responsibility, Childhood Needs, Children, Pets
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O'Brien, Shirley J. – Childhood Education, 1988
Explains the benefits of pet ownership for young children. (SKC)
Descriptors: Child Responsibility, Children, Pets, Self Esteem