Aug 20, 2014

Reading to Dogs

Image Source (Note: Photo is from Bonner Springs Library.)

WHAT: In Michigan, the Grosse Pointe Public Libraries are now in their eleventh year of their Reader Dog Program. The program lets children in second through fifth grade practice reading aloud to dogs specially trained to be calm and comforting.

SO WHAT: Often called "Paws to Read," a lot of other public libraries run similar programs. Children can hone their reading skills in front of a judgement-free (and furry) friend. After the program, kids become "more confident...and willing to participate in class."


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