Teaching Children to Be Good Animal Visitors — 6 Comments

  1. Oh, I liked this post! I even learned some things. I have a skittish Jersey Wooly rabbit named Alice who might benefit from slower and lower approaches. Great advice!

    I’d like to invite you to share this post and up to two others at Farm Girl Blog Fest #28, which is live right now. You would be a great addition to the wonderful posts that are shared!

    Farm Girl Friday Blog Fest #28

    Hope to see you there!
    ~Kristi@Let This Mind Be in You

    • Thanks for the invitation–I’ve linked up! I’ve seen it over and over again that the children with patience have a more fulfilling experience than the kids that rush around.

      • Hi Jamie! I’m just now seeing your reply. Thank you for linking up, so nice to have you! I hope that you will continue linking up with our blog hop, now called From the Farm Blog Hop. Still happens on Fridays, like before. 🙂

        I have been using your low and slow approach with Alice, and she responds so much friendlier than when I don’t use it. Thank you again for sharing it!

        • Glad it’s working for you! I’ve seen it make a dramatic difference with the animals responding to our children when they remember vs. when they’re too excited and forget.

  2. Good points! It drives me crazy when we are at the zoo and kids are banging on the glass, or poking through fences – and the parents smile and take pictures. Sigh.

    • I don’t blame the kids so much–it’s hard for them to control being so excited. But really, the parents should be teaching them better IN THAT MOMENT.