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Kids read to pets at The Animal Foundation

Posted at 6:54 PM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 21:54:54-05
To mark Nevada Reading Week and to support children as they learn to read, a special reading event was held at The Animal Foundation.  
About 80 first graders from two local schools practiced their reading skills in front of dogs in kennels in three of The Animal Foundation’s bungalows.
Reading to pets is a great, non-threatening way for children to feel comfortable and gain confidence in their reading capabilities.
Nevada Reading Week is an annual initiative for teachers and librarians to celebrate reading among students. This year, Nevada Reading Week is being held from Feb. 29 to March 4, and as usual, coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss.