Thursday, July 7, 2005

For your literate labs...

Gretchen Ledgard at MS points us to Reading with Rover, a literacy program aimed at young kids. An awesome sounding program in the Seattle area. Sounds like it's only there so far, but the site has info on starting your own chapter. Go for it!

"In the "Rover" program, children with reading difficulties actually read stories to a dog and the dog loves to listen! A child that may be hesitant to read aloud to his peers is typically less stressed when reading to a dog and the dog never judges the child's reading ability."

Alisa used to take our dog buddy to be a therapy dog at old folks homes and such. It's amazing the comfort our canine friends can bring to some folks (even if they cause me nuthin' but headaches! :-)

Anyhow, this sounds like a noble cause.

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