Recently, I am more and more interested in the question: why do kids SO like animals? Behind me, I don’t notice much love.
As a child I didn’t have cats or dogs. This is what I explain the fact that I am not eager to touch or pet domestic animals. I treat them with some caution: I do not understand them, so I don’t know what to expect from them.
At the same time, I see that the daughter adores animals. Although we are on an equal footing with her, we have no living creatures at home. Where does this love come from?
Love for animals
And love is really awesome. When we go for a walk, it is necessary to see the dogs. So my daughter wanders around the city with the words Af! Af !. Moreover, the longer we do not see these animals, the more complaining my baby calls them.
And when he finds it, there is no limit to happiness. Runs after them, they, of course – from her. Such is non-reciprocal love. Sometimes it happens that we do not see a single dog for the whole walk. Then the daughter is so upset.
But what am I just about dogs? Cats, birds – everything that moves, attracts a daughter. Recently, I showed her bugs, now we are looking for them, and then we observe their movements. Flies just until the daughter did not appreciate – they are too nimble: I begin to show on them, and they immediately fly away.
I now dream of taking my daughter to the dolphinarium. I wonder how she will react to dolphins?
But still I can’t understand why my daughter is so attracted to living creatures. Although a couple of years ago I read that kids like moving objects, that is, if they have a choice: a toy and an animal, then they will choose the latter.
Perhaps this is the explanation, because to touch, somehow play with dogs or cats, the daughter does not seek. It is enough for her to just watch them.
By the way, given her craving for repetition, I do not really like it. Recently there was a case. We walked and saw a cat. She sat and washed her tongue. So my daughter looked at her, looked, and then also began to shake her head in different directions and try to wash her tongue. Good skills, nothing can be said.
The only plus of her love for living creatures is to control the toddler. Now my daughter is slowly beginning to show her character, and more and more often I hear from her no. Finishing the walk and returning home every time becomes more and more difficult.
So I came up with a method: I say that I see a dog, my daughter runs with joy, and I send her in the direction I need.