When reading to themselves, children skip the words they do not know. When reading out loud, they need to speak each word. Reading to a friendly, nonjudgmental dog takes away the anxiety and makes reading fun.
Studies from UC Davis and Tufts University show that children reading to dogs increase their words per minute and reading comprehension over children reading to adults AND they enjoy it more.
Assessments from parents and educators indicate BARK dogs help improve children's class participation, self-confidence, and reading skills.