Literacy

Book meets dog: Children lose their fear of reading when canines make up their audience

DailyRecord. July 20, 2011

Three dogs sat patiently at the Morris County Library recently and listened as 20 children took turns reading them stories.

While it was an odd sight, the session was designed to help reluctant readers.

“This really helps the kids,” said Princess Thomas, supervising librarian for the children’s library. “I see them come in, they can’t read or are afraid of the dogs and after this, they’re not afraid. Some can’t read enough after this program. They develop confidence to read aloud.”

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