We know from studies that children who grow up with pets are greatly benefitted. They tend to be more caring and empathetic towards people and animals, and more outgoing, with better communication and social skills. The following are five cat breeds that are known to interact well with children, especially quiet kids who are less likely to need an active playmate.
Just remember: Bringing a cat (or any pet) into the home is a big decision. Never choose a cat based on looks alone, always meet the cat or kitten before deciding, and ask the breeder or shelter worker lots of questions.