Improve Kid-Lit by Reading with a Dog

by | Oct 8, 2021

Did you know that children’s literacy can be enhanced by reading with a dog? Research shows that the presence of a dog improves a child’s interest in reading and improves their willingness to work through a reading challenge.

“The findings showed that children spent significantly more time reading and showed more persistence when a dog — regardless of breed or age — was in the room as opposed to when they read without them,” says Rousseau. “In addition, the children reported feeling more interested and more competent.”

I think Grace was on to something when we started the Everybody Loves Grace series. Not only do children love to read about dogs, they love to be with a dog when they are reading.

With Love, Katy and Grace

Photo Credit: Kylie Keegan

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