Teaching children to be kind to animals
The Bible calls us to raise our children in the love of God and
following the teachings of Jesus. One of the main teachings of Jesus was
compassion toward our neighbors. The animals who share this planet with
us are our neighbors and we are called to respect and treat them kindly.
Ambuja Rosen is an award-winning journalist in Ashland, Oregon, who
specializes in writing about animals, and has visited classrooms to
teach students to be kind to animals. She wrote a great piece titled
“Teaching Children to Love All God's Creatures” in which she reminds us
of the importance of teaching children to be kind to animals. Ms. Rosen
brings to attention that Oct. 4th is St. Francis Feast Day and refers to
him as a great example to follow in order to teach kids about how to
treat God’s creatures. She provides excellent ideas for classroom
activities and recommends some books appropriate for this subject.
To read her article please visit
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