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June 1, 2016

Dogs Read!

Some of our Reading Club friends were so inspired by Dr. Yin and her book Top Dog that they sent us photos of their dogs reading! We wanted to share them with you today.

With a name like Yoda, it’s no surprise that Mona’s dog is a fan of Jedi Academy and Mission: Mars!


When we saw this picture of Jen’s dog, Bosshog, reading about Thomas the Tank Engine, we wondered if he has travel on his mind.   



The dog members of Lauren’s family (Khaleesi, Ranger, and MJ) are fans of picture books—and of nonfiction books from National Geographic about their dog relatives.

Nicole’s dog, Trixie, is also a fan of nonfiction. She took a moment here to brush up on her family history.


While it’s great if your dog is a reader, did you know there are real benefits to encouraging your child to read aloud to a family pet? Reading aloud to a pet gives children practice with their reading and oral language skills. Because a family pet won’t judge if they mispronounce or stumble over a word, it can build confidence levels. Reading aloud to a pet can even help build a child’s leadership skills! You can read more about the benefits here. If you don’t have a pet of your own, see if your library has a read-to-a-dog program in place. Many libraries have volunteer partnerships that allow children to read to dogs.

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