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WHEN VIEWING ON A MOBILE DEVICE -- DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM Contents Acknowledgments ix 1  An Introduction to Animals and Children 2  Why Are Children So Interested in Animals, Anyway? 3  How Animal Interactions Support Children’s Development 4  Animals in Children’s Everyday Lives 5  Creating Authentic Experiences with Animals 6  Animals in the Classroom 114 Appendix A: Additional Resources 147 Appendix B: Classroom Pet Care Checklist 149 Appendix C: References 154 Index 163 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL 1 6 25 53 83