Even though they don’t know their “ABC’s,” devoted therapy dogs are teaching children how to read. Programs like “Paws for Learning” are bringing pups into schools and libraries.
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UC Davis recently did a study on children who read to dogs: "After reading to a dog once a week for ten weeks, standardized tests showed reading fluency increased on average thirty percent. Below grade readers improved a startling forty-six percent."
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Now that dogs are allowed in libraries and schools, maybe the “dog ate my homework” excuse will finally work!