Reading to Dogs!
Check out this video to see how this church uses dogs to help children learn to read!
It’s really a WONDERFUL program for at risk children with low test scores. During the children’s afternoon tutoring program, Pepe and Brandy come in to listen to them as they read! The idea behind it is that the dogs are not judging the kids as they read, try to sound out words, and figure things out. And it works!
I was so interested in this program that I did some research on the topic and found Intermountain Therapy Animals. This organization runs a nationwide program called R.E.A.D, whose goal is to improve literacy skills in children through the assistance of therapy dogs! Visit their website to see how you can help out, and learn more about these extraordinary dogs!