Pets for Young Children

Pets for Young Children

Planning on getting a companion for your child but aren’t entirely sure which would be the best option? Believe it or not, there are kid-friendly animals that are geared towards smaller children. Here’s a list of the optimal pets:

Fish and Reptiles

For the low maintenance, fish/reptiles are the way to go, as all that is really required is daily feeding. Other than that, these animals can generally take care of themselves, so this is a great way to usher in responsibility. These animals can be used as a stepping stone for larger, more high maintenance animals in the future. They are also good options if you have multiple children that want pets but don’t have the room for multiple dogs/cats.


If space at home is tight, or you’re not entirely sure your child is responsible enough, cats are great. While constant upkeep, such as veterinary visits, is still necessary, cats don’t require as much attention as their furry companion.

Everyone wants a dog to play with, but some are specifically catered to children. Labradors, retrievers and pugs are some of the best kid-friendly dogs. Dogs are obviously the most sought after pet, but be sure to outline the responsibilities required, as the dog is the most high maintenance out of all.

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Unique Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Spring is finally here, and it’s time to start decorating Easter eggs. These unique decorating ideas are perfect for the whole family, while being inexpensive and available at your local craft store.

1. Blackboard Eggs

Easter Egg Decorating

Make a mistake while drawing? Blackboard eggs are perfect for this. Paint the egg with chalkboard paint and draw right on the egg! Don’t like your drawing? Easily dip the egg in water and watch your drawing fade away to a clean slate!

2. Black and White Eggs

Easter Egg Decorating

No mess dyeing here! Just simply draw on plain, white eggs with a permanent marker. This makes each egg unique to both child and adult!

3. Bumble Bee Egg

Easter Egg Decorating

Get in the Spring spirit with this Bumble Bee Egg! With just yellow dye and a black permanent marker, you can easily transform an egg into a cute bumble bee!

4. String Technique Egg

Easter Egg Decorating

Decorating this egg is as simple as wrapping it in string and dipping it into dye.

5. Sticker Stencil Egg

Easter Egg Decorating

This simple technique is as simple as sticking stickers on the egg and dipping the egg into dye.



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