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Want to get your child to read on his own? How’s this for a helping paw…

We all know how hard it is to get our kids to sit down to do homework, study and actually read with us, right? What if they had the option to read to a furry, four (three or two) legged friend? If you haven’t heard, animal shelters and therapy dog organizations now have programs where you can bring your child in to read to the animals!

Not only does it boost motivation and confidence, it also provides a nonjudgmental space for children to practice reading, which helps with their literacy skills and confidence…

If YOU are interested in getting your child involved with any of the programs, contact your local shelter to see if the program is available. If it isn’t, let them know your child would like to “volunteer” to read!