Significance of Children and Animals
Social Development and Our Connections to Other Species, Second Revised Edition
Purdue University Press
What role does an animal play in a child's developing sense of self? This book addresses these and other intriguing questions by revealing the interconnected lives of the inhabitants of the preschool classroom with birds, turtles, bugs, and other creatures. This book will be delightful and rewarding for parents, educators, and students of early childhood social development, as well as scholars of the intersection of human experience and the natural environment.
Gene Myers is Associate Professor at Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University, where he teaches environmental education, conservation psychology, and human ecology, and conducts research on the human dimensions of biodiversity conservation.