Cryptozoology for Kids

Posted by: Nick Redfern on October 13th, 2012

A new post at CFZ-Canada takes issue with the amount of good crypto-themed material available for kids. It begins like this:

“At a recent conference, I spoke about Cryptozoology in general and the local sightings in southern Ontario. In the audience was a brilliant 8 year old boy named Billy. Billy had done a book report on a book I wrote several years ago, and has a budding interest in Fortean Zoology. Billy’s eagerness to learn is inspiring. Sadly, very little is available for his age group by way of factual information on animals unknown.

“I fired up Google and searched everything from ‘cryptozoology kids’ to ‘teaching kids about bigfoot’ and came up with not only few websites, but really, really bad ones. Most academic websites tell children that Bigfoot and Nessie and Ogopogo are myths. This is disrespectful to witnesses and certainly not truthful information to teach children.”

But it’s not all bad news, as the article demonstrates.

PS: Yes, that’s a very young – and very hairy! – me on the hunt for something…

Nick Redfern About Nick Redfern
Punk music fan, Tennents Super and Carlsberg Special Brew beer fan, horror film fan, chocolate fan, like to wear black clothes, like to stay up late. Work as a writer.

One Response to “Cryptozoology for Kids”

  1. Benjamin Louis Wilson via Facebook responds:

    Cryptozoology was one of my favorite topics growing up. Documentaries on the Discovery Channel (like Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World) helped to instill it.

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