Thursday, June 8, 2017

Reading to Therapy Dogs Improves Literacy Attitudes

If you needed a push (or a viable research-based argument) for having therapy dogs in the library, check out THIS article by Tara Pettinato over at the Tufts University news site.
Research done at Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction shows second-grade students who read aloud to dogs in an afterschool program demonstrated improved attitudes about reading.  The results note that reading with a therapy dog improves motivation, helping the child view reading in a more positive light.

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