Children and reading are often cause for concern. There are children who have difficulty reading. They clearly need a little encouragement. The practice of reading dogs, children and reading can increase self-confidence. It gives rise to new motivations and stimuli. It makes reading pleasant.
“A child who reads will be an adult who thinks”
The dog is a reassuring presence. A silent and uncritical listener who does not mind reading errors. Children can read to the dog without interruption and without comment. The teacher will correct any errors in other contexts and / or moments.
Experienced readers can experiment with different intonations and reading fluency. The dog will also respond positively to sudden changes in tone or exclamations.
It is now known that dogs are ideal reading companions. Their company helps to increase relaxation and lower blood pressure. The dog always listens very carefully and is attracted to the child who is reading. The tone of the voice changing is a source of attention to the animal, and therefore to a joy for the child. They don’t judge, they don’t laugh at mistakes and they don’t criticize. They are caressed even if they are studying. They convey an evident sense of protection. They help raise the child and desire to grow. The dog does not create competition. Always listen lovingly and totally involved.