Pick a quiet space. Obviously, the dog is not going to be attentive if there is too much going on. Neither is your child. Choose a spot for the reading where there won't be interruptions or loud noises going on. It's also a good idea to use pillows, a beanbag chair, or another cozy space to keep them both comfortable.
Make it a routine. Have a specific time every day that your dog needs to hear his stories. Let your child know what that time is and plan it according to what seems to work for both your child and the dog. A good example would be the time the dog normally takes a nap. That way, everyone will be relaxed.
Keep it fun. Don't worry about whether your child is pronouncing everything correctly or not. Just let her read to the dog and have fun. Save the lessons for homeschool or study time. This time is intended to encourage, inspire, and delight your child.
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Last updated on 12/8/2020