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!

4 comments:

  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! :)

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

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

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  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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