Animals Speak! Issue 13: Pandemic Tips for Kids and How to Keep Busy

by | Jun 27, 2020 | Animals Speak!

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Here we are at Issue #13! I hope everyone has enjoyed following along with all our messages!

First there’s something to listen to from Josie Patches (click on her name).

Now we want to introduce our next special guest – Kylie! Kylie is a bearded dragon and she lives and works with Catherine Binney in the UK. Kylie has some thoughts about how to spend your time, too. Please click on her name here: Kylie.

We have more of our animal friends lined up to share their ideas and messages with you, so we’ll be back soon with another issue of Animals Speak! Thanks for reading this and watching our videos!

Stay safe and stay healthy!
Josie Patches (and Kirrie)

*Animal Assisted Play Therapy is a trademark of the Family Enhancement & Play Therapy Center, Inc. and its International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy®.

Animals Speak! is a project of the International Institute of Animal Assisted Play Therapy® featuring therapists and their animals from all over the world who have been trained in AAPT. The purpose is to provide child-friendly information about topics related to the pandemic, along with some fun or interesting ideas to help kids of all ages cope with what is going on.

To see prior issues, click right here.

To contact Kirrie, Josie Patches, or their human (Dr. Risë VanFleet), send an email to

To learn more about Animal Assisted Play Therapy® click this link.

Author Risë VanFleet, PhD, RPT-S, CDBC, co-creator of the field of Animal Assisted Play Therapy with Tracie Faa-Thompson, is shown here with Josie Patches, Murrie, and Kirrie.

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