Theory of Mind is the ability to understand the unseen, internal states of mind that underlie behavior. Could animals–those dogs, cats, birds or hamsters that share our homes–help children develop Theory of Mind? Read More
Why the Wild Things Are explores how animals and nature influence children and families. Animals not only share children’s homes as pets, but live in children’s imaginations and media. As 21st century children lead more urbanized lives, what is the impact of nature deprivation? How can animals be therapeutic and educational agents? How can nature enrich children’s lives? How do children develop to be stewards or despoilers of the environment? These are some of the questions this blog explores.