Do you have a child who is struggling with reading? If you also have a family dog, you may be in luck. Some kids don't like to do the required practice it takes to properly learn how to read. But the family dog can help your struggling reader learn more quickly. How? By just sitting there.
That's right. All you need to do is ask your child to read your dog some stories.
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.
Make it a routine
Have a specific time of day each day that your dog needs to hear his stories. Let your child know what that time is. 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 lesson and study time. This time is intended to encourage, inspire, and delight your child.
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