February 22, 2018

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Paws for Reading: An innovative program uses dogs to help kids read better

As library media coordinator at the Alderman Elementary School in Wilmington, NC, I’ve created a program to help kids improve their reading skills that combines my love of books with my affection for animals. Last year, I contacted Carolina Canines for Service, a nonprofit organization that provides specially trained dogs for people with disabilities, to see if its dogs could serve as listening partners for students who need extra reading help. Research shows that children with low self-esteem are often […]