Sunny is paying careful attention.
Maggie loves listening to Arthur's adventures.
This student has learned how relaxing a good book can be.
Sunny enjoys a Star Wars book.
What an awesome idea! I know my students would die for the chance to read to a dog. The great part about this program is that it gets ALL kids excited about reading, but especially the ones who struggle with fluency. Reading to a dog relieves all the stress of reading out loud because dogs don't judge. They don't care if you read below grade level, or if you stumble on a word. They just want to spend time with you.
Unfortunately, these Library Dogs aren't as widespread as I had hoped. The closest trainer is almost 90 miles away! But there's hope. If you own a dog, you can do this at home.
Click here to see if a R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) program is in your area.