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Fri, Apr 9 | By Margo Sullivan | 21

HAMPSTEAD, N.H ─ A favorite dog returned recently to help the children at the Mary E. Clarke Library enjoy reading. Johnny Claude, a Standard Poodle, curled up beside a pint-sized rocking chair and waited for a youngster to come.… more ›

Rescued Dog Helps Children Learn to Read
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Gail S.
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Gail S.
4 years ago

Awesome-pets are so therapeutic and their presence is helpful in so many ways. This story illustrates that!

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Momba
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Momba
4 years ago

This is a worthwhile program, and a good story. It expounded on a journal one of our zootooers wrote a few months back concerning dogs helping children to read.

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

I am glad to hear Johnny Claude is better and able to return to his important work, although I am sure he doesn't see it as work.

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Denise L.
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Denise L.
4 years ago

Pets are wonderful & yes, they do not judge, so they help us feel more confident!

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

so very true.

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

I think it would be more accurate to state that "Children Learn To Read With Rescued Dog" instead of "Rescued Dog Helps Children Learn To Read". The dogs are there more for "moral support", not true teaching!

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Ches21
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Ches21
4 years ago

I have heard of many other animals that help children learn how to read and learn other things as well. Dogs are just one of these many animals I can name off a couple others as well. Cats, rabbits, ferrets, pigs, goats, sheep, birds, horses, lizards, snakes, frogs, turtles, chinchilla's and of course other rodents too. I am glad to hear that more and more people are helping children learn by using animals I have heard of even some places using wild animals to help children learn of course then they have to take certain saftey percautions.

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Bowne
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Bowne
4 years ago

What a great dog! I'm glad he is doing better and helping so many people.

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Sally B.
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Sally B.
4 years ago

that is great Debby!

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Kavykeeper
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Kavykeeper
4 years ago

My son always liked to have a guinea pig on his lap when he'd read. There's something very soothing and relaxing about having an animal nearby. It always seemed to help channel his focus. I'm sure animals are therapeutic in many ways.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

it is about time this was recognized

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Debby
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Debby
4 years ago

Animals are so healing in many ways..

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

i agree enven when scoot is bad he makes me laugh and that is a good thing

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Debby
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Debby
4 years ago

very true.. laughter is the best medicine.. my zoo keeps me running and laughing.. exercise and good medicine.. I should live forever lol

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Kitty W.
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Kitty W.
4 years ago

That's amazing!!

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

i think all animals have that calming influence

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

what a wonderful thing i have heard dogs in classrooms can be very productive

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Bentchbites
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Bentchbites
4 years ago

Johnny Claude is so cool!! im a reader too and though i might be a little too old for Claude's reading sessions, i wanna be part of it someday!lol

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

hey you are never too old to learn. you learned about this and are interested

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

That's a lot of "responsibilities" for one dog! I'm sure the dog doesn't mind, but there are so many other children, vets, etc. who could benefit from such dogs, so I hope J.C. gets some assistants!

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

everyone gets benifites from all animals. this is great

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