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16 Apps That Motivate Kids to Read

16 Apps That Motivate Kids to Read | Dogs | Scoop.it

"For every kid who is caught hiding beneath his covers with a flashlight and a novel at midnight, there is another who has to be begged and pleaded with to read.  And the latter might need a little extra—shall we call it encouragement?—to become a great reader. To help, we've rounded up a list of the top apps that not only teach essential reading skills but also motivate kids—even the most book-phobic—to read, read and read some more."


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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, July 11, 2013 6:56 AM

Apps que fomentan la lectura.

stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:28 AM

A nice new summary of good reading Apps

Dave Sharp's curator insight, May 10, 2016 7:13 PM
Reading apps allow students to overcome difficulties with reading skills. With sound and visual effects students become engaged with the app and can be used for many ages.
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How therapy dog's help in a crisis - WTNH

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How therapy dog's help in a crisis
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"Therapy dogs help lesson anxiety, blood pressure," Cole said.
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Therapy dogs brighten mood at Columbus hospital

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The black dog is the entertainer of the group and does a few tricks for treats. Knowing tricks isn't necessary for a dog to become a therapy pet, but each does have to become certified.

The four dogs that visit CCH are registered with Therapy Dogs Inc., a Wyoming-based organization. Each canine is observed on their behavior and temperament before they are given certification in the form of a heart-shaped dog tag stating: "I am a therapy dog."

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The Retriever For Everyone

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This suits the Retrievers just fine – the breed requires a lot of human interaction. Because Golden Retrievers constantly seek approval from their owners, they are relatively easy to train. An athletic breed, these dogs enjoy ...

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Rescued Pup Helping Students with Autism | FOX8.com

Rescued Pup Helping Students with Autism | FOX8.com | Dogs | Scoop.it
MENTOR, Ohio -- A Lake County school for autism recently received its very own therapy dog. "When I play with him, he does make me feel happy," said Deion Chapek, of Chardon.
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This is my new favorite cause.  Chad and I worked the Paws for Autism fireworks tent over the 4th by donating KC Hot Trax DJ Service.  We brought our dogs Neo and Klaus to share in the fun.  We had a blast and are thinking about training Neo.

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OUTDOOR COLUMN: The German Shorthair Pointer is a versatile immigrant - New Bern Sun Journal

OUTDOOR COLUMN: The German Shorthair Pointer is a versatile immigrant - New Bern Sun Journal | Dogs | Scoop.it
OUTDOOR COLUMN: The German Shorthair Pointer is a versatile immigrant
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OUTDOOR COLUMN: The German Shorthair Pointer is a versatile immigrant. Ed Wall Outdoor Column July 5, 2013.
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Golden Retrievers Key To Longest, Largest Dog Cancer Study Ever Conducted - Huffington Post

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Golden Retrievers Key To Longest, Largest Dog Cancer Study Ever Conducted
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In this December 17, 2012 photo provided by Colorado State University, Dr. Rodney L.

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Take a Study Break with a Dog

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Final exams at college are always stressful.

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Or more accurately, the students will hang out with some certified therapy dogs, coordinated by the local chapter of Therapeutic Paws of Canada. That program places therapy dogs with people suffering from high blood pressure, depression and loneliness.

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