Archive for October, 2020

Story time with shelter dogs

Learning to read is a significant accomplishment! But like all things worth learning, it doesn't always come easy. From the intimidation of missing a word to the difficulty of pronunciation, it can be scary to read aloud. That's why the Humane Society partners with local schools to help children and animals with a literacy program called Rescue Readers. Through this program, children gain one-on-one reading aloud experience without worrying about getting it wrong – because they're reading to animals! There are many reasons why our Rescue Readers program benefits local school children and shelter animals alike - here are just a few:   1. Reading aloud helps build reader confidence. Reading aloud is a great tool to help children become more confident in themselves, be sure of their thoughts, and improve articulation. Many children are uncomfortable reading aloud to adults for fear of being corrected and feeling embarrassed. That's why finding an opportunity for children to read aloud to an animal works wonders on their confidence. Animals can't correct the reader when they stumble over their words or mispronounce something,... Read More

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