Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: Kids Read To Dogs To Improve Reading Skills

One of the Therapy Dog programs Isis and I love participating in is kids reading to dogs, helping kids improve their reading skills.  Here's a pic of Isis sitting so nicely with a sweet little girl during her reading session.


I normally never photograph children in order to protect their privacy, but since you can't see the girls face, I couldn't resist snapping this photo of Isis intently "listening" to the story!

Check out my friend Jenna's recent interview with me about our Therapy Dog work on Love Is Being Owned By A Husky

To learn more about how kids reading out loud to dogs helps improve reading skills, see my post on Why Children Should Read to Dogs.


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22 comments:

  1. Isis looks like she's entranced by the book!

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    1. I know right! She was listening so intently! Thanks for stopping by today!

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  2. I love this program. Do to transportation issues, not something I can do with the dogs, but they love being read to and I've been using the idea with some family kids that I tutor. It is amazing how the dogs provide the kids with confidence and relaxation while attempting a skill they both find challenging.

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    1. It's great that the dogs can help kids you tutor. It really is amazing how the kids do so well w/ the dogs, much better than in a classroom when kids are having those challenges. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Animals really are so helpful with kids
    Lily and Edward

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    1. They certainly are! Thanks for visiting us today Lily & Edward!

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  4. I love this idea. Reading is sooo important and sadly becoming a lost art! I enjoyed Jenna's post on your and your incredible dogs.

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    1. I love it to! We still struggle w/ literacy problems in this country, which is so unacceptable! Thanks for stopping by today M K!

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  5. OMD! This photo is so absolutely priceless!!!!!!
    Thanks for the shout out! I was honored to share you wonderful work with the world!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. I love this photo too, I had to share! I was honored that you asked me to talk about our Therapy Dog work on your blog, thank you so much for that!

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  6. Love the photo. Harley is a Tail Waggin Tutor Therapy Dog, and he loves listening to the children's stories. Such great programs.

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    1. I love this photo too. That's so great that Harley is also a Therapy Dog, we should swap stories some time! I'm always glad to connect w/ other Therapy Dog handlers. I love the reading program, it's my fave! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Oh, I LOVES that photo!! When Ma was a wee lass, she used to read to her dog too! We are VERY good listeners ya know!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Me too! Yes, dogs are great listeners. Thanks for visiting us today Ruby!

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  8. This is paws picture perfect! What a fabulous program for the kids and the therapy dogs!

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    1. Thank you Ruth! It really is a great program, and so rewarding. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. We have some of the 'read to a dog' programs here in our town, too.
    And we also have a dog as a 'therapist' called CJ (Comfort & Joy), in a pediatrician's office here as well:))

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    1. That's so great! Both of these sound terrific, I love that the dog's name is CJ; Comfort & Joy, that about says it all! Thanks for visiting us on the blog!

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  10. Such an amazing program, so glad you're helping out like this. Therapy dogs are phenomenal, I admire your work and dedication.

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    1. They really are phenomenal, sometimes I just sit back in wonder. Thank you for the kind words, Jen! Thanks for stopping by to visit us today! Have a Pawsome weekend!

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  11. It's wonderful that you and Isis are helping so many people - children and adults. Love the photo!

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    1. Thank you Rachele, I appreciate that! Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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