Thursday, 25 August 2011

Reading with Rover!

There is an exciting program here in the Northwest that involves kids, dogs and literacy. The program is calledReading with Rover.

Reading with Rover is a community-based literacy program volunteering in the schools, bookstores and libraries in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. It is our goal, as volunteers and founders of Reading with Rover, to make the "Rover" program available to all schools, reading and learning facilities that would like to enhance their reading programs.
In the "Rover" program, children with reading difficulties actually read stories to a dog and the dog loves listening! A child who 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.
Implementing the program takes time, money, and more importantly, it takes good people with good dogs to succeed!

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