Dogs prove to be good listeners for kids struggling to read
| Aug 19, 2010
Man's best friend can do a lot more than fetch and roll over. Research now suggests that dogs can actually help children learn to read. Children struggling with reading do not feel judged when reading to dogs. For young kids, one of the big challenges in learning to read is the embarrassment of making mistakes. Reading to dogs provides a simple solution -- a non-judgmental, comforting furry friend who "listens" and takes the pressure off a child as he stumbles. Read and see more of this story from ABC World News with Diane Sawyer from August 18.