• DD and Bella - the reading dogs



    Meet our new Reading Friends in the Media Center! Bella and DD. On some of the days Mrs. Hanson is here, your child may have the chance to sit down and read with them. Each dog had to go through a class to be able to come in help children read. DD is fully certified while Bella is still taking her classes to become certified. 

    Shy kids who are reluctant readers frequently benefit from working with a specialized tutor. Surprisingly, the best tutor for a shy child often has four legs. Children reading with these trained dogs tend to improve their reading scores by 12 and 30 percent! Children who are participating in these programs also tend to want to read more and become more comfortable with their reading skills. 


    photo of Bella reading photo of DD the dog reading