And did you know that dogs can be comforting, receptive audiences for children who need practice reading aloud? Furry friends make great listeners. They never interrupt with corrections like well-meaning parents and siblings sometimes do.
So the next time you do a read-aloud with your kids, invite your pets along to listen. Even if you don’t have a dog, you can still enjoy these picture books about puppies to warm your heart and teach your children about our furry friends—and maybe grab a stuffed puppy for your audience.