Thursday, June 12, 2014

Reading with Mars

Reading is always more fun with a friend, and when that friend happens to be furry and have four feet and is named Mars, reading gets a whole LOT more fun!  Our local library has a great program called Dog Gone Reading, where kids can practice reading aloud to a therapy dog.  What makes this program so great is that it encourages kids of all reading levels to read whether they're a good reader or a struggling reader.  There is no criticism from the dog if the child stumbles over a word, just patient listening, and this helps the child to relax and enjoy reading even more.  A big thank you to each therapy dog and their handler for volunteering their time for such an awesome program!

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