Never read alone when you have a four-legged best friend. This is so true, especially for children. Did you know that reading to a dog can increase a child’s self-esteem and confidence levels in reading? Children gain a sense of accomplishment by finishing a story book or chapter of a book. They often spend longer reading to a dog than they would on their own. Dogs themselves can be the ultimate calming aid for a child. While a child is reading, simply petting them has a great calming affect on the child and the dog.
Dog is Good for Good
Your friends at Dog is Good For Good, also recognize the benefit of dogs being read to. We celebrate the magic of dog inspired reading programs helping to advance children’s literacy. Never Read Alone’s goals help these programs. We know reading with a dog builds confidence and creates positive habits that can guide life-long success. Thanks to our donors, last year we donated $3975 in grants to reading programs in Maryland, Florida and California. This year we are publishing a children’s books written by Gila Kurtz, co-founder of Dog is Good and Board Member. The books will be donated to dog therapy reading programs at libraries, hospitals and schools.
Reading dogs have a very important job. They help children build confident reading skills through weekly reading sessions. Your generous support helps the dog(s) and hundreds of children participating in literacy programs. Your donation will fund the printing of more books that are distributed to dog-inspired reading programs found at libraries, hospitals and schools.
Help us reach more children. Together we can help advance children’s literacy.
Never Read Alone Swag
Check out our specially designed tees and book bag to encourage your child to Never Read Alone. (youth and adult sizes available)