November 22, 2017

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Dog Day Afternoons

It’s tough to teach an old dog new tricks. But man’s best friend apparently has few qualms about teaching young readers new literacy skills. At least that’s one of the conclusions of an innovative new program called READ–Reading Education Assistance Dogs.

Last November and December, kids ages four through 11 poured into the Salt Lake City Public Library hoping to read aloud to a group of six, suddenly very popular, health-service dogs. Sandi Martin, the program’s originator, says that the canines, […]