There are many reasons a child has troublea learning to read, and local libraries do their best. Not every library has a READ (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) program, though. I suggest you contact your local library to see if they do.
In the program, children with reading difficulties read to dogs. Dogs are patient and do not judge, so the kids feel more comfortable reading to them. This builds their self-esteem and they begin associate reading with something pleasant.
“This builds their self-esteem and they begin associate reading with something pleasant.”
Do you have a calm, patient, and people-friendly dog? Perhaps you should look into training them to be a pet therapy animal. You’d be helping so many people in so many ways. No matter how big or little, you’d be doing good for your community.
Have you ever tried reading therapy with your pup? Share below!