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WHEN VIEWING ON A MOBILE DEVICE -- DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM Published by Redleaf Press 10 Yorkton Court St. Paul, MN 55117 www.redleafpress.org © 2014 by Patty Born Selly All rights reserved. Unless otherwise noted on a specific page, no portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or capturing on any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a critical article or review to be printed in a magazine or newspaper, or electronically transmitted on radio, television, or the Internet. First edition 2014 Cover design by Ryan Scheife, Mayfly Design Cover photograph by Sara Stenzel Interior design by Percolator Graphic Design Typeset in Cassia and Calluna Sans Photographs on pages 8, 20, 26, 33, 37, 39, 46, 57, 72, 100 (bottom), 101, 103, 131, and 144 by Patty Born Selly Photographs on pages 5, 7 (top), 10, 31, 32, 34, 35, 49, 61, 81, 93, 108, and 132 by Dani Porter Born Photographs on pages 13, 14, 30, 62, 63, 97, 105, 109, 115 (top), and 141 by Sara Martin Photographs on pages 19, 40, 42, 115 (bottom), 116, 118, 123, and 133 by Sinéad Carolan Photographs on pages iii, 50, 54, 112, and 119 by Christine Muck Photographs on pages 2 and 107 by Amy Lind Photographs on pages 82 and 100 (top) by Dominic Wayne Selly Photographs on pages 138 and 139 by Lisa Bigaouette Photograph on page 7 (bottom) by Michelle Pryce Photograph on page 17 by Dawn A. Flinn Photograph on page 28 by Dynamic Graphics/Creatas/ Thinkstock Photograph on page 29 by Ronda Bertsch Photograph on page 41 by Bernadette Olvera Photograph on page 51 by Rupak Nag Photograph on page 55 by T. Martin Photograph on page 57 by Mike Stoner Photograph on page 59 by Sara Stenzel Photograph on page 60 by Jeanne Erickson Cooley Photograph on page 65 by Stockbyte/Stockbyte/ Thinkstock Photograph on page 67 by Adam Crowley/Photodisc/ Thinkstock Printed in the United States of America 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Selly, Patty Born.   Connecting animals and children in early childhood / Patty Born Selly.        pages cm     Summary: “This book presents the reasons why children’s interactions and connections with animals are important, and it describes the valuable social-emotional development that results. It combines research, anecdotes, and a number of creative ideas that caregivers and educators can use to create authentic experiences for children” — Provided by publisher.    Includes bibliographical references and index.    ISBN 978-1-60554-156-3 (pbk.)    ISBN 978-1-60554-353-6 (e-book) 1. Education, Elementary—Activity programs. 2. Animals—Study and teaching (Elementary)— Activity programs. 3. Children and animals.   I. Title.   LB1592.S45 2014   372.21—dc23                                                             2013040659 Printed on acid-​free paper COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL