Publication of Largest-Ever Study on Pets in the Classroom

The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), The Pet Care Trust, and American Humane announced today the online publication of the Pets in the Classroom Study, which assessed the social, behavioral, and academic effects of the
presence of small, resident classroom animals for 591 third and fourth-grade students across the United States over the 2016-2017 school year. The study’s findings suggest that classroom pets may help improve academic performance and social skills in children.

Teachers Share the Value of Classroom Pets

Teachers Share the Value of Classroom Pets Survey produced by the Pets in the Classroom grant program shows that children experience behavioral and school performance improvements as a result of having a classroom pet Teachers across the U.S. and Canada have shared...

Teachers Give Reasons for Having Classroom Pets

We asked teachers what the best reasons to have a classroom pet were and wanted to share some answers with you!    My favorite thing about having a class pet is that I have noticed kids who would never choose to socialize and interact in free time will get in...

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