Cover of "The Perfect Pet"

Cover of The Perfect Pet

National Pet Day is April 11th. Preschoolers often enjoy talking about their pets or sharing what pets they would like to have. While most people think of dogs and cats, many other animals can be pets. Pet songs can be a wonderful way to explore the options.

There are some fun story songs with pets available in picture book format:

  • How Much Is That Doggie in the Window? by Iza Trapani and Bob Merrill
  • Fiddle-i-fee available by many folks.
  • Posy by Linda Newbery and Catherine Rayner

There are many other fun songs that list pets including;

Consider reading “The Perfect Pet” by Margie Palatini. Follow it with this simple song to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell:

The perfect pet for me, for me would be,

The perfect pet for me would be a _____________.

Children could insert the type of animal along with its color (brown hamster) or name (cat named Al) or something it liked (dog that likes to walk).

Pull out the pet songs and have some fun dreaming and exploring. What is your favorite pet song?