Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

How Playing Pretend Helps Kids Prepare for a New Pet

Elmo hugging a new puppy.

Getting a new dog is exciting! Caring for a pet is a fun, hands-on way for kids of all ages to practice building empathy and being kind by helping others. With some playtime (and a little patience), you can help your child practice caring for a furry friend before your new puppy comes home.