How do we know what order this is supposed to go in? The correct translation is "does your child like animals" but the first time I did I thought it was "Do animals like your child?". There's no article in the sentence to tell you which one should go where.
In such a simple sentence with one subject, a verb and an object, and without indicating articles, the word order becomes important, with the subject coming first. Of course in this case, the verb is inverted since its a question sentence.