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Reading to animals improves reading skills

My two puppies Bailey and Teddy graduated from their Canine Obedience class with flying colors! This is the first step to getting them to the status of “Canine Citizens,” which means they’re allowed to accompany me to schools, libraries and hospitals for book readings to children. I have an overall purpose with this: it gives me a chance to show kids how reading to their animals is a great way of improving reading abilities. It has been proven that reading aloud improves reading skills and speed.

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Homeschooling May Be Worth a Try

     It used to be that homeschooling had a certain stigma to it. When people heard the word, they pictured a child isolated at home from children his age and indoctrinated into his parents’ extremist views. However, homeschooling has steadily grown in popularity over the years, and it’s widely acknowledged now that homeschooling provides many benefits.

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The books have arrived and so have the puppies

I had a small shipment of books arrive already. What a Holiday gift to finally see these in person!

We finally settled on names for the puppies. Darn it took awhile: Bailey and Teddy (Bear).

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Danny is receiving A LOT of interest

I’ve made some excellent contacts that are interested in getting Danny the Dragon into some exciting Festivals and Book Shows! I also had an interesting 5 emails that went back and forth between myself and an agency in London. Well, that turned out to be a real waste of my time.

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Reading with puppies at libraries, schools and hospitals

The printer understands that I need full creative control on this one and I’m being provided samples as needed…every day we’re closer and closer to the finish line.

Our two Maltese puppies (that we’ll be getting soon) were born a few days ago. We have about 8 more weeks until we pick them up. I will be taking them to libraries, schools and hospitals to help me with reading Danny the Dragon to children.

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