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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"Paws for Reading"

"Paws for Reading"

Is this the cutest thing ever?
This is new to me.
Who would have thought that children
would be fascinated by this?
Someone a whole lot smarter than me,
that's who!

Please take a moment to read about it  HERE
This is amazing!


Our 8 yr old  Granddoll participated
in the program through the summer
library reading program where she lives.
There was a waiting list
for children wanting to participate!

Aren't you glad God made
dogs (and cats)?

They give us such pleasure.

19 comments:

"Say What?" said...

What a great program. My son and I were just talking about how God made dogs for us to love. I've caught my little guy reading to our puppy more than once. I hope this catches on and more libraries / schools will do the same.

Parsley said...

I love this!

A Vintage Green said...

What a great way to encourage reading and share some love with furry friends.

Kimmy said...

Awwww....that is wonderful!! I wish they were in our area :o( I LOVE animals and they really are wonderful for our souls!!!

laurie said...

such a great program and yes i am glad God made dogs and cats,, they teach us so many lessons.

laurie said...

such a great program and yes i am glad God made dogs and cats,, they teach us so many lessons.

Madi and Mom said...

Paws for Reading is a wonderful program. Several years ago a young frined of ours participated in it and was very successful.
I, Madi, am not sure I'd be a good listener 'cause you know it is all about me most times. MOL
Madi

Reston Friends! said...

I hate to be the fly in the ointment, but when the fur laden ones come into the libraries (or the classrooms), the children with asthma and allergies can have severe problems. In theory, I love this idea. In practicality, I'd rather have children read to animals outside the building rather than call an ambulance for a child who probably never thought his library or classroom would be a place of danger in this way.

I have heard mothers of these highly allergic children talk about having to avoid places where dogs and cats were welcome. It's also problematic with service dogs for special needs children. The dog may benefit that child, but for the children who are allergic to the dog's dander, he's a danger.

Please don't flame me everyone. This is just another point of view.

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

I have heard of this. I am a fan of anything that encourages children to read. It may make all the difference in the world to some that didn't have the confidence on their own.

Cozy Little House said...

Reading was so important to me at a very young age. Everyone should be able to read in this country.
Brenda

Sush said...

I love the concept and would hope we get something like it where I live. I do understand the problems of children and adults with pet allergies. With many libraries having extra reading rooms perhaps they could set up a designated area for the program so everyone can enjoy the library...

Hugs~

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Yes, I am glad god made our furry friends to enjoy. C.S. Lewis once wrote that we should treat our friends like family and our pets like friends. :)

My son said to me the other day, "Thank you, Mom, for taking just as good a care of Annie (his black lab) as you are of me while I am sick." :)

I was touched.

Ninny said...

Isn't it cool? I always told my first graders that they had to read every night, but they would complain that no one would listen to them. I suggested a pet or a teddy bear, anything!

Jeanie said...

Great for the kids.....and I bet the dogs love it too.

NanaDiana said...

How wonderful. And, hopefully, it will instill a love for reading into the kids that will last a lifetime. xo Diana

Chatty Crone said...

Children and animals do make the world seem like such a better place.

Jill said...

This is such a great program! Our local library does this too. The children like coming in and reading to the animals.My whole family is huge on animal love!! LOL
If we had the resources we would adopt so many more!

Have a great night!

Blessings,
Jill

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Love it! We have a dog in the nursing home program here that is pretty cool.

The Brown Recluse said...

Great idea! and yes...I'm very thankful God made dogs. My home would be a lonely place without little Roscoe.

~Margaret

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