Saturday 7 May 2016

The Good Mews Shelter Helps Kids and Cats Through Reading (via Catster)

Youngsters read out loud to cats, helping the kids with reading and the kitties with socialization.

Catster 5 May 2016: Getting kids to read can be difficult, considering potential distractions such as video games, digital devices, TV, sports, and other activities. Adding animals to the mix via shelter-pet reading programs is one creative way teachers and parents have found to introduce children to the joy of reading.

These typically involve school kids reading to dogs, but Good Mews, a no-kill, cage-free cat shelter in Marietta, Georgia, recently launched Reading With Cats. This program brings in small groups of children for one-on-one reading sessions with some of the read on.

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