Our library hosted an event today where kids can read to a dog. The dogs are from Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) and are trained to sit quietly and listen to kids read. Honestly, when I think about how mind-numbing it can get to listen to three-letter words being sounded out, I think I might need to go through this training course myself.
Simone wasn't sure what kind of harebrained scheme I'd dreamed up when I asked her earlier this week if she would read a book to a dog at the library, and she initially told me that she didn't want to take part.
Now she's glad she did, and she wants to go back next month to finish reading Barbie and the Magic of the Pegasus to her new friend Schatzie!