I was just now paging through my Detroit Free Press and came across this:
STERLING HEIGHTS: Kids can read to dogs to get some practice.
Children who love to read, are learning words or who have difficulty reading can read to specially certified dogs during the Paws for Reading program Tuesday and Jan. 27. The program, which helps reinforce reading and verbal skills, is to be held 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. both days in the Storytime Room at the Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park at Utica. The program is first-come, first-served. Children can bring a story or select one there.
Reading to dogs??? Really? Am I becoming cynical or is this wacky? Has anyone heard of this? Or actually done it? I need to know more. WHY?