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Man’s best friend encourages literacy with library program

by | Jul 27, 2017 | Education

Readers deliver friendly pets to Arlo, an Old World German Shepherd, that helps improve reading for kids. Photo by Wyndi Veigel/The Farmersville Times.

Summer Reading Club participants got to practice their reading skills Wednesday, July 26 with Arlo and Peggy Gooch. The team is part of the Reading Education Assistance Dogs program.

The program is aimed at increasing literacy through kids and adults reading to dogs, which increases their confidence level.

Arlo, an Old World German Shepherd, got a visit from 45 eager readers at the club program.

For the complete story and photos see the Aug. 4 edition of The Farmersville Times. For video of young readers in action with Arlo see the video below.

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