Saturday, September 22, 2007

Dogs: a reader's best friend

This isn't the first time I've read of programs like these, and I just love the idea! What a great way for kids not only to practice reading, but to associate reading with good things, with fun and comfort, not stress and worry.

And yes, that is a picture of my dog. She likes to hang out nearby when the kids and I read to each other - and she never points out if any of us makes a mistake!

And if you or anyone you know would like to try reading to a receptive dog listener, may I recommend this book:

It's called Three Stories You Can Read to Your Dog by Sarah Swan Miller. Any dog would be thrilled to hear one of the stories from this book!


  1. My library hosts a therapy dog twice a month or so. His name is Lloyd and kids can sign up to come in and read to him. He is a very attentive listener and the kids love him! :)

  2. How sweet! What kind of dog is he? Do you get a lot of sign-ups?

  3. I used to read to anything that would sit still long enough. My dog always seemed to enjoy it!

  4. Oh, that's sweet - I'll have to recommend it to my kids. Although I enjoy having them read to me, the dog doesn't stand much of a chance. :-)


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