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Children Practice Their Reading Skills To Calm Shy Shelter Dogs

Children Practice Their Reading Skills To Calm Shy Shelter Dogs Guest Contributor February 25, 2016 Animals No Comments

The Humane Society of Missouri is inviting young children to read to their shelter dogs in an adorable (and helpful!) new program.

The idea is simple: children read to dogs as a way of readying them for forever homes, all while instilling a greater sense of empathy in the youngsters, and developing a love for reading!

Kids read to shelter dogs not only to keep them company but also to make them more adoptable

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“Reading to the dogs helps to bring comfort to and reduce the anxiety of shelter pets”

“When children tell stories to the dogs, it also helps them develop their own reading skills”

“Hearing a child reading can really calm those animals. It is incredible, the response we’ve seen in these dogs.”

Watch the full video below:

H/T: Bored Panda

 

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