I went to Lowes to pick up some hardware and met a very sweet little dog.
Her owners told me they're training her to be a reading dog.
They explained that they are both retired teachers and she (the dog will go into elementary classrooms so the children can read to her in a one to one basis without feeling pressure or ashamed if they struggle with their reading.
Children gravitate toward animals so it seems like a wonderful idea.
Whatever gets kids reading.
Love the concept and the dog was a sweetie. Both made me smile.
:). :) :)