You may have seen it multiple times in shows and movies where the young boy or girl is desperately begging their father for a new puppy and the father tells them how huge the responsibility is and how they just aren’t up to it? Well, what if we could teach our kids how to be responsible with animals without any animals being hurt in the process? The beauty of the technology age is that most anything can be done virtually and so can caring for animals in Animal Care Games online. Here are 3 reasons why you should make your children play animal care games:
Animal Care Games: Virtual Animal Dying Doesn’t Hurt Anybody
These flash-based games are both enjoyable and educational and will teach your children all the basics of animal-care and will also show them the horrible consequences of it they don’t. For example, dogs aren’t supposed to eat chocolate because it is the same as eating poison for them. but to the mind of a child, if it’s tasty for them, it must be tasty for the dog too. However, when they try to pull this stunt in a virtual animal care game and the dog ends up dying, they will be less upset about an animal dying on a screen than they would be having to bury Milo in the backyard.
Understanding The Basics Well Beforehand
Online Animal Care Games guide you through the whole process of caring for animals so that you learn to do it properly and don’t mess it up somehow. For example, cats’ nails aren’t meant to be cut entirely, only the tips of their nails are to be cut. I learned this neat little animal care information from a game my sister was playing on her laptop. Had she never played that game, we would never have known about how to groom a cat’s nails and when we got our first cat, would have hurt it severely. Just doing a virtual dry run before the real deal is enough to show you how to do things and what mistakes to avoid making. Furthermore, having a general idea of how things should progress as you move along means that you won’t be caught off-guard by anything and will immediately be able to identify if something is going wrong.
For Some, It’s a commitment. For Others, It’s A Phase
You’ve probably heard of the tragic story of the dog that was abandoned by its family weeks after being adopted. Though a lot of people think they are ready to take care of pets, for most of them, it doesn’t last very long. The benefit of having animal care games is that some of them work in real time. It also require actual responsibility to be present in order to avoid the virtual animal from dying. Most kids will stop paying attention to the animal less than a week after starting the game. Granted that it’s harder to keep track of a virtual game than a living, breathing creature in your direct proximity but the principle stands. A lot of kids get over the phase and an animal is sav from abuse.