Ontario SPCA and Humane Society offers free online educational series for kids

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Ontario SPCA and Humane Society offers free online educational series for kids

AnimalSmart™ keeps kids busy and lets them learn at home during COVID-19 school closures

Stouffville, ON (March 23, 2020) – The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is offering a free online educational series that meets Ontario curriculum requirements and teaches children about animals – another way parents can entertain and educate their kids at home during COVID-19.

AnimalSmart™ lesson plans are currently offered for Grades 1-3 and are designed to develop and maintain positive relationships with companion animals and help children learn how to live compassionately. They will challenge students to see their world through different eyes as they consider the needs and well-being of animals.

“The lessons foster compassion through a connection to animals and the living world, and provide positive activities parents and children can do together,” says Amanda McKibbon, Senior Director, Affiliate & Community Outreach, Ontario SPCA. “With schools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, AnimalSmart™ is a way for parents to keep their children busy and entertained while also furthering their education with curriculum approved content.”

To download the free lesson plans, visit animalsmart.ca

For more activities for kids, follow us on  Instagram and Facebook and visit ontariospca.ca to sign up to receive weekly eblasts about new activities and games announced every week.

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The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity, established in 1873. The Society and its network of animal welfare communities facilitate and provide for province-wide leadership on matters relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals and the promotion of animal well-being. Offering a variety of mission-based programs, including community-based sheltering, animal wellness services, provincial animal transfers, shelter health & wellness, high-volume spay/neuter services, animal rescue, animal advocacy, Indigenous partnership programs and humane education, the Ontario SPCA is Ontario’s animal welfare charity.

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