Cats are super playful pets, even though they do sleep about 15 hours per day (or more). If you’ve got kids, adding a cat (or more) to your brood is a great way to give your children a built-in playmate. The best cats for kids will be social, playful and patient—especially if you have toddlers or children under 5. In our experience, the best cats for kids can really withstand some tight grips on their fur. That being said, pet cats can be a terrific way to introduce kids to responsibilities, boundaries and the genuine joy of bonding with animals.
It’s always worth mentioning that each kid and each cat exhibits their own unique behavior. Some kids prefer quiet reading time while others want constant interactive playtime. The same goes for cats. Don’t force a friendship between your cats and kids - let it blossom naturally! Again, the best cats for kids will enjoy their time together, not fear it.