LITTER-ARY CLUB: Students Read To Pets

Check out this pet therapy program! (Great job, guys!)

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One Des Moines teacher found an interesting way to help students improve their reading skills. And, the program is helping more than just the kids.

Reading is fun for Adrian Sanchez, especially when he’s turning the page for man’s best friend. He says, “Sometimes you can tell what they’re thinking. Like right now, I think she’s thinking read to me again.”

It seems dog Jasmine enjoys the book “Throne of Fire.” Adrian says, “It’s about these two kids Carter and Sadie supposedly being blamed for a lot of bad stuff.”

And, Adrian likes her company. He says, “She sits down and listens and doesn’t jump around a lot.”

This is part of the new “Litter-ary” club at the Animal Rescue League. Eleven students from Des Moines’ Amos Hiatt Middle School volunteer to read to the dogs and cats every other week. Teacher Courtney Bright says, “For children…

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