Some of my friends are blessed with children who adore books. They can’t keep books in their hands because the children read so quickly. I admire those children and their parents for instilling a love of reading. And I’m a wee bit jealous.
Reading is not a skill that has come easily to our boys. They would rather ride bikes, dig holes to China, or play games on their kindles.
The program is sponsored by the library. It provides struggling readers a non-judgmental partner that patiently listens as they read aloud. It was perfect practice for my not very excited about reading boys.
Little Boy was just as thrilled to read to his pooch, Trixie. Isn’t she the cutest thing ever?
Honestly, these were the sweetest moments. Both boys read aloud for over 15 minutes to their puppy companion. They loved spending time with the dogs and were very excited to get their names on the list for the next session.
I’m amazed the incentive of reading to a dog worked so well. Wonder if our sweet Yellow Dog would lay nicely while they read to her? It just might work as long as they don’t leave a book nearby for her to bury in the garden. 😉
I’d love to hear your ways of keeping the learning train going though out the wonderfully lazy months of summer. Please leave your suggestions or routines in the comments.
Your comments totally make my day! They give me huge motivation to keep creating and having fun with my 3 Little Greenwoods!
I link up with these fun parties!