While fish can be easier to keep than dogs or cats, they can still play a role in teaching your child responsibility. Being part of the fish’s care can give your child a sense of accomplishment, and also teach him or her respect and to appreciate other living creatures.
Fish are very different from us, being able to breathe under water. Watching the fish go about his daily business is sure to pique your little one’s curiosity. This gives you the perfect opportunity to teach him or her all about animals who live under water.
We live extremely stressful lives, and this goes for our children too. A fish tank in the house can have a soothing effect – on both children and parents!
Often losing a pet fish is a child’s first experience with death. While this is never easy to go through, it could also become a valuable learning experience for your child.