The Benefits of Contact Between Children and Farm Animals

A Maze'n Farmyard
A Maze’n Farmyard
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Located in Eden Valley, Minnesota, A Maze’n Farmyard is a unique family amusement attraction. Home to pony rides, a mini golf course, wagon, and a giant slide, visitors have access to everything at the farm for the price of admission. A Maze’n Farmyard also features more than 30 different farm animals to give guests a fun hands-on experience.

Children are often naturally drawn to animals. Rather than discourage these interactions, parents should promote them. When children spend time around animals, they are exposed to more actively engaging situations and often have an easier time learning in school. Young children can develop their language abilities faster through regular exposure to farm animals because they attempt to identify the different animals they see. Meanwhile, being able to feel animals’ fur and food helps kids with sensory learning.

Beyond learning for younger children, exposure to animals teaches kids about how different animals live and behave. This not only helps them form deeper connections with animals, it also allows children to develop a stronger understanding on the world around them. Further, farm visits in particular give children a deeper understanding of where their food comes from. In doing so, it promotes healthier eating choices later in life.

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