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Kids Read To Therapy Dogs

 - Oct 5, 2007   Updated: Aug 10 2011
A lot of children have a hard time learning how to read, but some people believe the difficultly lies simply in a lack of practice, a direct result of having a lack of self confidence. Therapy Dog lets children practice reading stories to dogs. The canines don't laugh, tease or get impatient, they're content to lay with the child and listen, giving kids the space they need to feel more confident in their abilities.

Implications - The tutors with tails arrangement is beneficial for both the children and the dogs. Children get a chance to improve their reading skills in a non-judgemental, relaxing environment while dogs get to feel loved and soothed.